Moving south

Moving south

1940

In March 1940, the company moved to Reykjavík and changed its name to Flugfélag Íslands. Two earlier companies had operated with this name for short periods in 1919-20 and 1928-31.

The Chairman of the new company was Bergur G. Gíslason, and a newly qualified pilot, Örn Ó. Johnson, was appointed Managing Director. Johnson would later control Icelandic air transportation for many years. The new company struggled during its first years.

TF-ÖRN was badly damaged in 1941. With parts being hard to come by they had to use parts from the old aircraft to build a new plane, but it crashed a year later, just a few days after its maiden flight. The company bought another aircraft in 1940 and named it Haförninn, but it was damaged in December 1943.