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Seventy-Five Years Since First International Flight from Iceland

The first international flight departed from Reykjavík to Largs Bay, Scotland 75 years ago on July 11, 1945, RÚV reports.

The passengers aboard Icelandair’s Catalina flugbátur, or ‘flight boat,’ were mainly Icelandic merchants travelling to buy goods to be sold in Iceland.

The maiden flight, which took six hours, was captained by Jóhannes R. Snorrason, and was crewed by pilot Smári Karlsson, engineer Sigurður Ingólfsson, and radio operator Jóhann Gíslason.

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