Quincy, MA, October 12, 2016 – Icelandair continues to expand its global network with additional flights, aircraft and increased capacity to and from North America. As part of the 2017 schedule, Icelandair will now offer up to double daily service from Washington-Dulles, daily service from Chicago and Edmonton, up to 9 flights a week from Denver and up to 5 flights a week from Portland. With the additional Denver flights, Icelandair becomes the first carrier in Denver aviation history to operate double daily transatlantic flights to the same destination.
Earlier this month, Icelandair also announced year-round service from Tampa International Airport (TPA) with flights beginning September 7, 2017; and seasonal service from Philadelphia starting May 30, 2017. With new gateways, increased flights and a boost in capacity, including the addition of recently acquired Boeing 767s to the fleet, Icelandair will offer the largest flight network in its 79 year history.
Icelandair, in operation since 1937, has a long, illustrious history of bridging North America and mainland Europe through Iceland. The airline has helped boost tourism to its home country in record numbers and helped to make Iceland one of Europe’s hottest destinations. Today, Icelandair continues to grow by adding new aircraft to its modern fleet, more destinations and popular amenities including personal in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access for every passenger.
“We look forward to operating the largest, most efficient network in Icelandair’s history, with more gateways, destinations and options for our passengers. Icelandair continues to grow with the ever increasing demand for air travel and we continue to offer a refreshing alternative when travelling to Iceland and beyond,” said Birkir Holm Gudnasson, Icelandair CEO.
Icelandair’s European destinations will also see increases in summer 2017. Beginning in June, additional weekly flights will commence to Amsterdam, Billund, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Helsinki, Milan and Stockholm. Increases to the United Kingdom will also start in March and May with additional flights to both Glasgow and Manchester, respectively.
For additional information about Icelandair’s fares to Iceland and beyond, please visit www.icelandair.com or call (877) I-FLY-ICE.
Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, Chicago-ORD, Denver, Edmonton, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Newark, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.; and seasonal service from Anchorage, Halifax, Montreal, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 25 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.