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Iceland’s first electric flight had some notable passengers – the Icelandic president and prime minister.
Iceland’s first electric flight took place on August 23, 2022, with some notable passengers. 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.
This electric airplane is a two-seater Pipistrel manufactured in Slovenia and a registration TF-KWH. According to the Icelandic Transport Authority, this aircraft was manufactured in 2021; it has a maximum weight of 600 kilograms and can only carry one passenger at a time.
Icelandair said the commercial service last week represented the first step “in an important journey towards more environmentally friendly aviation. The opportunities for Iceland are great due to short domestic flight routes, access to green energy, and Iceland’s location between Europe and North America.”