Icelandair has announced a new year-round service to Dublin, Ireland, beginning May 8th, from their hub in Keflavik, Iceland.
The non-stop flights will operate six days a week with connections onwards to 20 gateways in North America.
“We look forward to offering this service from the capital of Ireland, which is known as one of the friendliest cities in Europe,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair chief executive.
“Icelanders can trace their Viking history to the shores of Ireland, and we are pleased to reopen that bridge today as friends.
“Ireland will be a welcome destination for our Icelanders and North American travellers wanting to explore.
“The new route will enable Irish travellers to have more choice in discovering Iceland and will offer them a smooth alternative for travel onwards to over 20 North American destinations with of course an option of a stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights for no additional airfare.”
Beginning in May next year, flight FI416 will depart on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 07:30 from Keflavik International Airport, with arrival into Dublin Airport at 09:15.
On the return, flight FI417 will depart Dublin at 11:50, with arrival in Keflavik at 13:15.
Icelandair has been in operation since 1937 and celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.