17.10.2013 16:41

•    Edmonton service to operate year-round
•    New earlier launch date of March 5, 2014
•    Up to four flights per week

London, United Kingdom, October 17, 2013, – Icelandair is pleased to announce increased service to Edmonton with year-round service and an earlier launch date of March 5, 2014. Edmonton will be Icelandair’s 13th North American gateway and joins Toronto as the second year-round gateway in Canada.

The increase is part of Icelandair’s 2014 schedule, the largest in the airline’s history. Service to Edmonton will operate year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The westbound flight will leave Reykjavik at 4:45 pm and arrive at EIA at 5:30 pm the same day, with flying time of 6 hours, 45 minutes. The 6-hour, 20-minute eastbound flight will depart from EIA at 6:30 pm and arrive in Reykjavik at 6:50 am the following morning.

In addition to increasing service to Edmonton, Icelandair will offer extra capacity with 17 additional flights across the network, including more flights from Glasgow and Gatwick and the launch of Vancouver.

When Icelandair commences service on 5 March, passengers will enjoy a refreshing alternative with three cabins of service, leather seats and personal in-flight entertainment for all passengers. Icelandair will also offer travelers the fastest elapsed time between Edmonton and many of Europe’s top destinations as compared with current available schedules offered by existing routings.

“The Icelandair service means that passenger from UK and the rest of Europe have an easier and faster way of getting to Edmonton and surrounding areas. A warm welcome from the city of Edmonton plus a very positive booking inflow made it easy for us to decide to operate a year-round service.” said Hjörvar Sæberg Högnason, General Manager of UK and Ireland.

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, provides direct flights to Iceland from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Glasgow and Manchester with easy onward connections to 13 destinations in North America. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair’s schedules, fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.co.uk or by calling 0844 8111 190