The president and prime minister of Iceland were the first passengers on the country's first commercial flight of an electric airplane. The company Rafmagnsflug ehf. (Electric Flight) brought the first electric plane to Iceland with the aim of taking the initiative towards the energy exchange of aviation, training staff in this new technology, and introducing it to the nation, Icelandair said in a press release. The two-seater Pipistrel was manufactured in Slovenia in 2021 and will be used for flight training, although it is expected that the public will be able to purchase sightseeing flights. Icelandair said the commercial service was the first step "in an important journey towards more environmentally friendly aviation. The opportunities for Iceland are great due to short domestic flight routes, access to green energy, and Iceland's location between Europe and North America."