Icelandair Group will fold the activities of Air Iceland Connect into its mainline operation and eliminate the position of the regional arm’s managing director.

Air Iceland Connect operates domestic flights in Iceland and scheduled services to Greenland. Cirium fleets data shows that the carrier serves seven destinations from its Reykjavik base with a fleet of five De Havilland Canada Dash 8 turboprops.

Icelandair Group says it will “integrate” the operations of its subsidiary into Icelandair, although Air Iceland Connect will maintain a separate air operator’s certificate and continue to directly employ its crew members.

However, “the role of managing director will be discontinued”, states Icelandair. This will see Air Iceland Connect’s chief, Arni Gunnarsson, transitioning to the role of managing director of Iceland Travel – another Icelandair subsidiary. Gunnarsson will replace Bjorn Viglundsson, who has been in the role for less than a year.