TF-RVH  Douglas DC-4                  (c/n  10278)


                                     There were two TF-RVHs, both DC-4s.  Both carried the name 'Hekla'.  .This is the second one
                                     acquired in May 1952.    The first (c/n 7485) was destroyed by fire whilst landing at Pisa, Italy in
                                     January of 1952.      C/n 10278 was a C-54A-1-DC (42-72173) and was formerly Transocean
                                     Air Lines' N50787.  It was sold to Lloyd International Airways in 1961 as G-ARLF.   Loftleidir
                                     used it on their low cost services from New York to Luxembourg, via Reykjavik and Prestwick.
                                     So successful did this operation become that Douglas DC-6Bs (and eventually Canadair CL-44s)
                                     were added to the fleet in the 1960s.   For roughly half the regular IATA fare a passenger could fly
                                     from New York to Europe, albeit taking several hours longer, due to the mandatory stop in Iceland.