28.02.2011 14:21

Quincy, MA, February 14, 2011 - Effective immediately, Icelandair is revising their Toronto flight schedule for the 2011 season and offering 4 flights a week beginning April 13, 2011. All flights from Canada for November and December will be suspended.

Icelandair had planned to increase capacity from Toronto and operate a longer flight season but was obligated to adjust their Canadian schedule to comply with the newly established Air Services Agreement set forth between the Canadian and Icelandic Governments which forced Icelandair to move from daily operations to 4 weekly flights. Due to the restrictions of the Agreement and increased cost of operations, including fuel, Icelandair will now offer a more limited service and a shorter flight season from Canada. The adjusted Toronto flight schedule will offer 4 flights a week beginning April 13, 2011 and remove the first 8 flights originally planned for the season. Seasonal service will continue through October 30, 2011 and resume again in 2012.

“Canada has been a very exciting and promising market for us and we will continue to optimize our opportunities while maintaining a profitable and efficient flight schedule. These types of adjustments are necessary for us to grow and thrive in a very competitive and ever-changing industry." said Thorsteinn Egilsson, General Manager, Icelandair - The Americas.

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

Additional information about Icelandair fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.ca or by calling (800)223-5500.