Icelandair to boost summer offering

In addition to its regularly
scheduled evening service, Icelandair will bolster its summer 2007 schedule
with early afternoon departures four times weekly from Boston and three
from New York-JFK. The new flights will be added to the schedule in May and
continue through mid September.
  “These flights are designed to give our passengers an option of daytime
or overnight flights to Iceland,” said Gunnar Eklund, General Manager-The
Americas. “Our summer flights out of Boston and New York have had very high
load factors, with growing demand,” Eklund added, “making this the impetus
for further network growth.”
  Icelandair will renew its service from Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 17,
2007, with three weekly flights from this Canadian gateway. The four-hour
flight will allow quick and easy connections to Icelandair’s destinations
in Scandinavia, Great Britain and Continental Europe via the airline’s hub
in Reykjavik, Iceland.
  “Our Halifax operations will provide an excellent opportunity to
service the growing number of Icelandic companies in Canada,” said Eklund,
“and for Atlantic Canada residents to visit Iceland, our unique and
spectacular home country.”
  Icelandair offered flights from Halifax from May 1996 through October
2001.
          NEW DESTINATIONS INCLUDE BERGEN AND GOTHENBURG
  Bergen, Norway, the colorful gateway to the fjords, and Gothenburg,
Sweden, the country’s second largest city and major seaport, will be added
to Icelandair’s route network in May 2007, continuing through early
September. The new destinations will increase Icelandair’s service with as
many as 10 flights per day from Iceland to the Nordic countries. Icelandair
also provides flights to Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki in
Scandinavia, as well as other destinations in Great Britain and Continental
Europe.
  “We are proud to offer the fastest and most convenient way to
Scandinavia from many of our North American gateways,” said Eklund. “Bergen
will be a huge draw for fjord cruise passengers,” he added, “while
Gothenburg will provide easy access to western and southern Sweden.”
  Flights to Bergen will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and
Gothenburg on Thursdays and Sundays with connections from Icelandair’s
North American gateways in Boston, New York-JFK, Baltimore/Washington,
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando Sanford and Halifax through the airline’s hub
in Reykjavik, Iceland. 
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