During the year that is now passing, Myflug Air has flown 440 number of ambulance flights with a total of 468 patients (With the year being almost over, this numbermight increase until midnight.
In 2009 the total number of flights were 396.
The volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, which lasted from April 14th to May 23rd impacted all flights within Iceland (as well as in Europe) but we managed well in diverting all our flights around the caution areas. The airports in Höfn and the Westman Islands were mainly affected, and when the airspace closure closed down the airports in Reykjavik and Keflavik, patients were flown to Akureyri instead.
The ashfall also caused airspace closure around the capital of Greenland, Nuuk. During that time, Myflug Air was requested to transport patients from Aasiaat and Upernavik on the West coast of Greenland to Reykjavik, which were among the longest air ambulance flights ever conducted from Akureyri.
Early May, Myflug Air was asked to by the Ministry of Health to add Westman Islands to it‘s air ambulance network, increasing the total number of flights on yearly basis. In the few instances when weather has hindered flights to the Westman Islands by a fixed wing aircraft, The Icelandic Coast Guard has dispatched a rescue helicopter from Reykjavik.
The total number of air ambulance flights to Greenland in 2010 were 15, with the last flight being conducted on the 24th of December.