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Icelandair is a proud supporter of The Football Association of Iceland (FAI), The Icelandic Handball Federation (IHF) and the Icelandic Olympic Committee. Actually, Icelandair is most proud of being a sponsor of international sports through its operations. Below, you can find examples of the varied sporting associations that Icelandair has sponsored in one way or another.



The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland

The National Olympic and Sports Association of Iceland (NOC) is the only umbrella organisation of sports in Ísi logoIceland. It is the highest-ranking body of all sporting activities in the country, and is thus appointed in the Sports Act no. 64 /1998. NOC organises and administers Iceland’s participation in the Olympics, the GSSE (Games of the Small States of Europe) and other tournaments and championships that are a part of activities organised and administered by the IOC. Icelandair has sponsored the NOC for a long time and is one of four sponsoring companies that make up the NOC’s Olympic family.

HSÍ

HSÍ

The Icelandic Handball Federation (IHF) has sent players all over the world wearing official uniforms where the Icelandic flag and the Icelandair logo are on the front. Handball is extremely popular in Iceland and Icelandic players have become very successful both in Iceland and abroad. The Icelandic national team in men’s handball placed second in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, earning the team a silver medal. The team furthermore won bronze in the European Championships in Austria in 2010.

GSÍ

GSÍ

Golfing is extremely popular in Iceland and The Golf Union of Iceland is the second largest single-sport association in Iceland. Icelandair has been a diligent backer over the years and Icelandic golfers flown with Icelandair as well as borne the company logo on competition clothing. Icelandair has emphasised offering services that golfers require and the excellent collaboration with the union is an example of that.

The Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled

The Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled

The Icelandic Sports Association for the Disabled is the deciding body on all matters that relate to sports for the disabled and handicapped and is a part of the NOC. The association organizes and administers Iceland’s participation in the Paralympic games, the Special Olympics and other major championships for disabled and handicapped sportsmen and women. For the past 25 years, Icelandair has sponsored the association and is one of their five main supporters.

KSÍ

KSÍ

The Football Association of Iceland (FAI) was founded in 1947 and Icelandair has been a consistent sponsor for a very long time. The Icelandic national team in both men’s and women’s leagues, as well as the national team for 21 and under, 19 and under and 17 and under all fly with Icelandair and the Icelandair logo is present on their uniforms.

Icelandair’s support to music is mainly through transporting Icelandic artists abroad, as well as making it possible for foreign artists to come to Iceland and experience concerts and music festivals. Thus, Icelandair sponsors The Icelandic Music Experiments and Iceland Airwaves.

Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves

Icelandair founded the Iceland Airwaves music festival and is the festival’s largest sponsor. Iceland Airwaves started in 1999 in an airplane hangar, where the goal was to introduce Icelandic talent to foreign labels. Since 1999 the festival has grown and blossomed and is now an important event on the cultural scene, where more than 150 musicians perform in various locations in the city. All the work and effort that has been poured into this enterprise has been very fruitful and many Icelandic musicians are now recognised as worthy players on the international scene.

Icelandic Music Experiments

Icelandair is extremely proud of supporting up-and-coming young local talent through the Music Experiments. The Icelandic Music Experiments are an annual event where young musicians perform officially, often for the first time, and have a chance to stand in the spotlight and play music. Icelandair awards the Experiments’ winners with a slot in the programme of the increasingly popular Iceland Airwaves music festival.

Special Children

Charity isn’t “just another project” for us at Icelandair. It might be easier and quicker to just donate a set amount straight from a corporate account, but charity is and remains important to all of us at Icelandair. We all participate diligently in this work and the result is that the human touch of our charitable work benefits recipients more than if it were a mechanised process.

On every flight our crew members take time out of their schedules to promote the Special Children’s Travel Fund and collect change from passengers who are in a giving mood.  The proverb “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow” does indeed come true through the work of the fund and we are very proud of being a part of it. Some of us have even said that they didn’t choose the cause, but that the cause chose them.

Twice annually the board of the Special Children’s Travel Fund selects recipients from a large pool of applicants. Chronically ill children often require certain preparations before they can travel and so it is very helpful to know that our very positive cabin crew do their utmost to make the journey as comfortable as possible.

From its inception in 2003, the fund has helped nearly 2,000 people, chronically ill children and their families, to go on their dream vacation. Icelandic families have often chosen to travel to the sun in Florida and we have even had Bostonian families come to Iceland on an adventure. The memories created on these travels are simply invaluable. Icelandair proudly supports the Special Children’s Travel Fund. Here you can learn more about the fund.

Icelandair’s grant policy is very clear. Please study the guidelines well. In that way, you’ll get all the information about minimum requirements that grant applicants must fulfil, as well as information on how to increase the likelihood of getting a grant. The tabs on this page contain information about each subject group. If your idea does not fall within the scope set by Icelandair’s grant policy, the chances of getting a grant are not very good.

The grant committee meets every four to five weeks and reviews all applications that have been received since the last meeting. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application well within the deadline. With a company as large as Icelandair, long-term planning is imperative, inescapable and an integral part of professional workflow. Therefore, applications received too close to a deadline, such as a few days or weeks before your own deadline, can hardly be reviewed and will therefore not likely be granted. To accommodate the maximum number of applications, we therefore ask applicants to show understanding and submit applications in a timely manner. We strive to reply to all applications within five weeks. If no reply has been received after five weeks, the applicant should assume his application was not successful. Please note that we cannot reply to applications outside the given time frame. Icelandair cannot be held responsible for fluctuations in airfare price that may occur while an applicant awaits a reply from the grant committee. Icelandair is not in a position to support initiatives that fall under the categories of alcohol, tobacco, politics or religion.

Icelandair’s grant policy is very clear. Please study the guidelines well. In that way, you’ll get all the information about minimum requirements that grant applicants must fulfil, as well as information on how to increase the likelihood of getting a grant. The tabs on this page contain information about each subject group. If your idea does not fall within the scope set by Icelandair’s grant policy, the chances of getting a grant are not very good.

The grant committee meets every four to five weeks and reviews all applications that have been received since the last meeting. Applicants are encouraged to submit an application well within the deadline. With a company as large as Icelandair, long-term planning is imperative, inescapable and an integral part of professional workflow. Therefore, applications received too close to a deadline, such as a few days or weeks before your own deadline, can hardly be reviewed and will therefore not likely be granted. To accommodate the maximum number of applications, we therefore ask applicants to show understanding and submit applications in a timely manner. We strive to reply to all applications within five weeks. If no reply has been received after five weeks, the applicant should assume his application was not successful. Please note that we cannot reply to applications outside the given time frame. Icelandair cannot be held responsible for fluctuations in airfare price that may occur while an applicant awaits a reply from the grant committee. Icelandair is not in a position to support initiatives that fall under the categories of alcohol, tobacco, politics or religion.