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Einar Olafsson

1997 Hall of Fame Recipient

Einar Olafsson started his career in aviation with Icelandic Airlines, and was the Manager for Icelandic’s North Atlantic operations base in Luxembourg during the sixties, when the airline was a market leader and pioneer in low cost air fares across the Atlantic. He then became the first employee of a new airline in Luxembourg, Cargolux Airlines. From 1970 to 1982, as President and CEO of Cargolux, he and his team developed Cargolux into a leading all-cargo airline, upgrading its fleet from CL44s to DC8s and finally, introducing brand new B747 freighters to its growing network of services.