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With the Icelandic airport workers’ dispute still unresolved, there is more potential bad news for air passengers as Icelandair pilots prepare for an overtime ban and possible strike action.
Today is the first day of Harpa, the first summer month of the old Icelandic calendar, which is also officially the first day of summer, or Sumardagurinn fyrsti. The holiday always falls on the first Thursday after April 18 and has been a bank holiday since 1921.
326,340 people were living in Iceland at the end of the first quarter of 2014, including 163,660 males and 162,680 females.