Yesterday, 19th May, Icelandair began a seasonal service to Montreal’s, Pierre E. Trudeau International airport (YUL).
Flights to Montréal will now operate four times a week between May and 7th November, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with connections from 6 airports in the UK. Prices start from just £600 return from London Gatwick.
Icelandair, in operation since 1937, has a long, illustrious history of providing flights from Europe to North America. Icelandair now offer services to 16 North American gateways and Montreal is the fifth gateway in Canada, with connections from 6 UK airports including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen airports.
"We believe Montreal fits well with the Icelandair route network and will strengthen our business. We can offer a refreshing and affordable way to travel for tourists and the business community between the destination and major European cities" says Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the largest city in the Quebec province, with around four million inhabitants. The city is the centre of business, culture and arts for French-speaking Canadians, and considered more European in comparison to other cities in North America. It is named after the mountain Mt. Royal, which is located in the middle of the city. Flights between Iceland and Montreal take about 5 hours and Iceland is just over 2 hours flight time from the UK.