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Icelandair Inaugurates San Francisco

Icelandair’s nonstop service from
San Francisco to Europe will be launched May 18, 2005, with the arrival of
flight FI 671 from the airline’s hub in Reykjavik, Iceland. The inaugural
flight will include Halldor Asgrimsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, along
with numerous dignitaries from the government of Iceland and Icelandair’s
Head Office. San Francisco International Airport is Icelandair’s sixth North American
gateway and first direct service from the west coast, with current
gateways in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Boston, New York-JFK,
Baltimore/Washington-BWI and Orlando. San Francisco operations include two
weekly flights May 18-June 1 and September 3-October 15 (Wednesdays and
Saturdays), increasing to four from June through August (Mondays,
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays). Flights are scheduled to arrive from
Iceland at 6:30pm and depart from San Francisco at 11:30pm.

Icelandair’s nonstop flights from SFO connect through its hub in
Reykjavik, Iceland, via a newly implemented bank of afternoon direct
flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, London, Paris, Frankfurt and
Amsterdam. Frequency will vary to some destinations, depending on days of

The popularity of Iceland as a destination has been enhanced by the
airline’s “Take-A-Break” program, which enables travelers to visit up to
seven days at no additional airfare while en route between North America
and Scandinavia, the UK and Continental Europe. Icelandair’s current
summer route network includes Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen,
Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich,
Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich.