Icelandair’s Special Children Travel Fund supports children with long-term illnesses and children who live with difficult circumstances. The goal of the fund is to give children in Iceland and nearby countries an opportunity to travel with their families. The fund was established by Icelandair on the First Day of Summer, 2003.

Patron of the fund is Ms Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland.

Funding

The fund is financed in three ways. First, through Icelandair’s founding contribution. Second, through donations by members of the Icelandair Saga Club, who can donate a certain number of their frequent flyer miles annually. Third, through surplus change that passengers place in envelopes provided in the seat pockets of Icelandair aircraft, which are collected by flight attendants at the end of each flight. Allocations from the fund are made twice a year, on the First Day of Summer and the First Day of Winter in Iceland.

Trustee

The fund is administered by Landsbanki bank.

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board is Sigurður Helgason, former CEO of Icelandair, Peggy Helgason, Ergotherapist, Ásgeir Haraldsson, Chief of Medicine at the Iceland Children’s Hospital, Anna Ólafía Sigurðardóttir, Registered Nurse, Helgi Már Björgvinsson, SVP Sales and Marketing Icelandair, Guðmundur Óskarsson, Director Marketing and Business Development, Dóra Elín Atladóttir, Director Icelandair Special Children's Travel Fund, Ingibjörg Ásdís Ragnarsdóttir, Director Icelandair Saga Club, Stefán Hreiðarsson, Director of the State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Guðrún Bryndís Guðmundsdóttir, Chief physician Child-and Adolescent Psychiatrist University Hospital.

Professional group

Chairman of the Board is Sigurður Helgason, former CEO of Icelandair, Peggy Helgason, Ergotherapist, Ásgeir Haraldsson, Chief of Medicine at the Iceland Children’s Hospital, Anna Ólafía Sigurðardóttir, Registered Nurse, Stefán Hreiðarsson, Director of the State Diagnostic and Counselling Centre, Guðrún Bryndís Guðmundsdóttir, Chief physician Child-and Adolescent Psychiatrist University Hospital, Dóra Elín Atladóttir, Director Icelandair Special Children's Travel Fund.

The fund is operated under Act No. 19/1988 on funds and organisations operating according to a confirmed charter.