28.05.2014 17:38

Quincy, MA, May 28, 2014 – Icelandair is happy to announce scheduled flights to Birmingham, England beginning February 5, 2015. This new service opens up a convenient option for passengers travelling to the United Kingdom, marking Icelandair’s fifth destination in Great Britain, and 25th in Europe.

Flights to Birmingham Airport (BHX) will depart on Mondays and Thursdays from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 7:50am, with arrival in Birmingham at 10:25am. Return service departs Birmingham at 12:25pm, with arrival at Keflavik at 3:10pm. With easy connections via Keflavik and a convenient mid-morning arrival into Birmingham Airport, passengers traveling from North America will now have one of the quickest elapsed flight times to the British Midlands region. Rich in history and natural beauty, the Birmingham area offers everything, from the English countryside, including Shakespeare’s home at Stratford-upon-Avon, to convenient access to central & eastern Wales.

“This year icelandair will offer the largest network in the airline’s history, with more North American gateways and more destinations in Europe. Icelandair flies to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow and now Birmingham. With this new service, passengers will have a refreshing alternative to the U.K. with competitive pricing, comfortable Icelandic service and the option to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare”, says Birkir Hólm Guðnason, Icelandair CEO.

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver and Toronto, with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Edmonton, Vancouver, 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 for up to seven days at no additional airfare.

For additional information about Icelandair’s fares and packages to Iceland & beyond please visit us at www.icelandair.ca or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.