This particular aircraft I was talking about in my original post is TF-ABQ, a 747-246B which has been in service with Air Atlanta Icelandic since February 1999. The Aircraft entered service with JAL in 1972 as JA8113 and stayed with them until Air Atlanta Icelandic got it. For more information check this
record in the Icelandic Aircraft database.
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Photo © Péter BOROVSZKY
The flight I mentioned was a special Christmas celebration flight organized by the "First Flight Society" (in Iceland) in cooperation with Air Atlanta Icelandic. Arngrimur Johannsson, the founder of Air Atlanta Icelandic and his daughter Ragnhildur Arngrimsdottir flew the aircraft and took us in a 100 minute trip around Iceland as well as up over the north polar circle. Santa Clauses were onboard, singing and playing the accordion. During the flight, the 300 passengers could have as many soft drinks, sweets and cookies as they wanted. Most of the trip the aircraft flew very low so the view was quite spectacular.
After this flight, TF-ABQ went to Manston where it will undergo an overhaul before the Haji flights start in early 2002.
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