19.10.2012 11:40

 

  • Icelandair’s London Gatwick inaugural flight 18th October takes off
  • Two flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays
  • Increased service in 2013 with connections to 10 destinations in N-America

Icelandair has increased its schedule from London to Reykjavik, Iceland with flights from Gatwick supplementing the company’s current twice daily London Heathrow flights. Flights from Gatwick this winter will operate twice per week, on Thursdays and Sundays offering an ideal weekend getaway for people interested in the Northern Lights, Snowmobiling and other activities.

In addition to this new London Gatwick service, Icelandair will continue to fly twice a day from London Heathrow. "Heathrow is our main airport in London and will remain so. However, due to its popularity with international flights it is impossible at the moment for us to get additional flight allocations. In response to increasing demand, we decided to start a flight at Gatwick," says Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair’s CEO. "Gatwick will also give us the option of further growth in London and provide a link to our many partners with connecting flights to destinations throughout Europe and more remote destinations in Asia.”

Hjőrvar Saeberg Hőgnason, General Manager at Icelandair UK said: “We are extremely happy to announce the start up of our service from Gatwick to Keflavik Airport as our flights will provide an excellent weekend link between London and Reykjavik. The flight times offer the best possible long weekend options for both leisure and business passengers and meet the demands of our customers for winter tourism links.“

Matt Wood, Head of Airline Relations at Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome a new airline to Gatwick today, offering passengers further choice to this ever popular tourist winter destination. We are competing with other London airports to attract major airlines such as Icelandair and are committed to helping them grow and meet rising travel demands.

As bookings already looking promising for this winter, Icelandair has decided to increase its service in Spring 2013 by adding weekly Tuesday flights starting 14th May. Not only does it represent more frequency to Iceland but also gives passengers better opportunities for onwards connections to Icelandair’s 10 destinations in North America, such as New York, Boston and Washington.

Icelandair is one of Iceland’s longest established companies, connecting the world and Iceland for 75 years.  Icelandair flies from the UK to Iceland with connecting service to Boston, Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Seattle, Washington, DC, Halifax, Toronto and Anchorage.

Visit www.icelandair.co.uk for more information on flights and packages.

19th October 2012