31.05.2013 21:19

Quincy, MA, May 31, 2013 – On June 1st Icelandair will launch seasonal service to St Petersburg, Russia and Zurich, Switzerland.

The flight time between Reykjavik and St Petersburg is four hours and will provide passengers the fastest elapsed time from New York and Boston to St. Petersburg. Zurich flights are also just under four hours with a scheduled arrival time shortly after 1:00pm, making an early afternoon meeting possible. Both destinations will offer two flights per week on Tuesdays and Saturdays through September 2013.

“Using our hub-and-spoke route system, Icelandair offers both business and leisure travelers a great way to travel to Iceland and beyond with connections from North America. Icelandair also allows its passengers a very popular stopover in Iceland, en route to any of our destinations at no additional airfare”, says Birkir Hólm Guðnason, Icelandair CEO.

In addition, Icelandair and Russian carrier Rossiya have signed a code-share agreement for the new route to further enhance the network and service area of both airlines.

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair’s fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.ca or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.