National Geographic has chartered a new B757-200 from Icelandair (FI, Reykjavik Keflavik) to operate its luxury round-the-world exploration tours after Covid forced their suspension.

TF-LLL (msn 29307) was reconfigured into an all-premium cabin layout with 80 seats (of which only 75 are sold to customers) as of September 3, 2022. It was subsequently flown from Reykjavik Keflavik to Seattle Boeing Field, already in National Geographic's livery, before operating its first round-the-world trip via Anchorage Ted Stevens, Sapporo Chitose, Singapore Changi, Johor Bahru, Jaipur, Udaipur, Mahé, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta, Aqaba, Tel Aviv Ben Gurion, Barcelona El Prat, Santa Maria, and Washington Dulles through September 23, 2022, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

The Icelandic carrier had ran National Geographic tours with TF-FIS (msn 26245) before the pandemic struck. The aircraft was retired in May 2021. While Icelandair continues to own it, it has since been converted into a freighter and currently operates as N286GB for Amerijet International (M6, Fort Lauderdale Int'l), according to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module. Icelandair continues to operate eighteen B757-200s, of which only 11 are active.

The travel company deploys the private jet on a variety of luxury tours, including both round-the-world and regional itineraries, usually lasting around three weeks.