Iceland Express will run a series of scheduled service flights between London Stansted and Akureyri during the autumn. Operating twice per week on Thursday and Sunday, between 28th September and 29th October only, these flights will give UK originating passengers the opportunity to fly directly to the unspoilt Northern Coastline of Iceland.
The departure time from Stansted is a convenient 1045 a.m.
Akureyri is Iceland’s second city. It is reputed to have amongst many other natural attractions: an even brighter midnight sun; the country’s best whale watching; trips up to the Arctic circle; the incredible bird-life of Lake Mývatn and Europe’s most powerful waterfall. The city itself is charming, relaxed and looking forward to welcoming its first ever direct flights from London.
Iceland Express started flight operations on 27 February 2003, becoming the first Icelandic low-fare airline. From the beginning the airline has operated daily flights connecting Reykjav’k with London Stansted and Copenhagen.
It now operates to 6 other European cities. Fleet and Flight Operations: The current fleet consists of three Boeing MD-90 aircraft with Hello AG, a Swiss company, handling flight operations.
Since the arrival of Iceland Express on a market formerly dominated by one airline, prices have dropped dramatically on routes to Iceland. The airline now carries close to 300 000 passengers a year—more than the entire population of Iceland.