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Friðrik Pálsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Matthías Sveinbjörnsson, Guðni Th Jóhannesson

Iceland’s First Electric Flight

Iceland's first electric flight had some notable passengers. The Icelandic president and prime minister each took a turn trying out Iceland's first electric aircraft.

 

Friðrik Pálsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Matthías Sveinbjörnsson, Guðni Th Jóhannesson
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.

Hotelier Friðrik Pálsson, Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, pilot Matthías Sveinbjörnsson and President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson stand beside Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

Iceland’s First Electric Flight

Iceland’s first electric flight took place on August 23, 2022 with some notable passengers. In fact, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the President of Iceland, and Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister, each caught a ride as Iceland’s first electric aircraft took to the skies.

CEO of Icelandair with Katrín Jakobsdóttir og Gudni TH in front of the first electric aircraft
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

CEO of Icelandair stands with Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson in front of Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

Prime minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, in front of the first electric aircraft of Iceland
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, stands in front of the first electric aircraft in Iceland.

President Gudni Th. entering the first electric aircraft
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson enters Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

Hotelier Friðrik Pálsson Led the Initiative to Import the Plane

Pilot Matthias Sveinbjörnsson flew the aircraft, taking off from Reykjavík Airport. You might remember our previous blog – Hotel Rangá owner Friðrik Pálsson and pilot Matthias Sveinbjörnsson actually led the initiative to bring this first electric aircraft to Iceland.

President Gudni Th. with pilot Matthias Sveinbjornsson getting ready for the first electric flight
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with pilot Matthías Sveinbjörnsson as they prepare for the first official flight of Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

Electric Aircraft is the Way of the Future

Iceland’s first official electric flight was attended by an audience that included Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason. Pilot Matthías Sveinbjörnsson first took Iceland’s President for a ride followed by the Icelandic Prime Minister. What’s more, President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson gave a speech celebrating Iceland’s first electric aircraft. There surely appears to be a place for electric aircraft in the future of Icelandic aviation.

First official flight of 100% electric aircraft of Iceland

Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Iceland’s first electric aircraft takes off on its first official flight. Pilot Matthías Sveinbjörnsson flies the plane with Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson as passenger.

Photographers photographing the first electric aircraft
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.

Photographers take pictures of Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

Prime minister of Iceland, Katrin Jakobsdottir, in the first electric aircraft
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Prime minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir sits in Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

First electric aircraft in Iceland flying over Reykjavik
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Iceland’s first electric aircraft lands at Reykjavík Airport.

Fridrik, owner of Hotel Rangá, welcoming Katrin Jakobsdottir after her first flight with 100% electric aircraft
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Friðrik Pálsson, owver of Hotel Rangá, welcomes Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsóttir after her first flight in a fully electric aircraft.

Friðrik Pálsson, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Matthías Sveinbjörnsson, Guðni Th Jóhannesson
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Hotelier Friðrik Pálsson, Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, pilot Matthías Sveinbjörnsson and Icelandic President Guðni Th Jóhannesson stand together on the day of Iceland’s first official electric flight.

Fridrik, owner of Hotel Rangá, addressing the audience
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Friðrik Pálsson, owner of Hotel Rangá, addresses the audience on the day of Iceland’s first electric flight.

President Gudni Th. with pilot Matthias Sveinbjornsson
Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson walks with pilot Matthias Sveinbjörnsson in front of Iceland’s first electric aircraft.

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