Icelandair will begin service to
Bergen, Norway, with 3 flights a week and to Gothenburg, Sweden, with 2
flights a week and offer 4 flights a week from Halifax, Canada, starting
spring 2007.Icelandair will also increase the number of flights to Paris,
Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Helsinki and include new afternoon flights from
Boston and New York-JFK.
“We are celebrating our 70th anniversary next year and part of that
celebration is to offer our customers the largest flight schedule in the
history of Icelandair,” said Jon Karl Olafsson, Icelandair’s CEO. “By
offering this new service we are laying the ground work for an increase in
the number of visitors to Iceland and beyond,” he concluded.
Icelandair currently offers evening flights from its US gateways in
Baltimore/Washington, Boston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and
Orlando Sanford. Service from San Francisco will be discontinued. Reykjavik
serves as the airline’s hub in Iceland, with easy year-round connections to
Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Oslo, Paris
and Stockholm, and seasonal flights to Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Madrid,
Milan, Munich and Zurich.
Icelandair will now offer 150 flights per week from Iceland. This will
increase the current 2006 schedule by 17 percent.