Private charter planes in high demand

dscn0462Recent days have brought a flurry of requests for private charter planes in Iceland.

According to Sigurdur Bjarni Jonsson, chairman of Myflug, most of the enquiries have come from foreigners stuck in Iceland and trying to get to mainland Europe. Myflug hopes to fly them to northern Norway very soon.

Jonsson told that people are exploring all options on how to get nearer to home and specially chartered planes from Iceland are one such option. “There are several airports in northern Norway which are open and we are looking into flying there. We are going to fly with a nine-seat propeller plane,” Jonsson said.

Myflug is the franchisee in charge of all Iceland’s air ambulances, except in the Westman Islands. “Emergency patient transport is going just fine. We had to wait with one flight, but took off as soon as it got light,” he said.

Domestic commercial aviation within Iceland is running roughly to schedule, as are flights to and from North America.

Photos: Mý

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