Operated from Apr 1976 to Jan 1991

Country of Origin – Iceland

Founder/Director – Hörður Guðmundsson

Many of the smaller, Icelandic airlines were once regular visitors to Southend especially during the 1970s and 1980s, bringing with them an eclectic selection of old piston and turboprop airliners. One of these concerns was Arnaflug or Eagle Air as it was known in English. This Reykjavik based airline’s founding principles revolved around providing passenger and cargo flights to international destinations, although as the end of the 1970s approached, the airline also moved into domestic schedules and leasing. However, it was with a single aircraft that Arnaflug would operate a multitude of flights into Southend between May and December 1982. While the reason for these appearances is unknown, it is likely that the company was chartered to transport spares for Ford. In later years, one of two of its Boeing 707s would also show up for attention with Heavylift/Britavia.


Arnaflug fleet during 1982

Lockheed L-188 Electra

TF-VLN*– 3/82 to 9/83

Sold to Integrity Air Sales as N4465F


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