The snapshot heralding the hardcore Viking spirit of Icelandic pilots that’s currently making rounds on social media is slightly misleading, reports Nútíminn.
The image featured a long list of cancelled flights due to arrive in JFK airport as “the blizzard of the century” battered the U.S East Coast.
As flight after flight was cancelled due to bad weather predicted in New York, a solitary flight with Icelandair stood out as expected to land at the scheduled time.
“This picture only covers approximately eight minutes of air traffic I think,” said Icelandair Communications Director, Guðjón Arngrímsson, who insists many flights landed and departed out of JFK on Jan 27. “But several airlines, especially the big American ones have to cancel flights ahead of bad weather like this, to avoid potential chaos.”