Belfast Telegraph

New Icelandair flights from Belfast to Reykjavik take off

By John Mulgrew

The first new Icelandair flights from Belfast to Reykjavik have taken off.

Icelandair will fly three times a week from Belfast City Airport, and will be operated by Air Iceland Connect.

The new year-round service will operate up to three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Said Birkir Holm Guonason, Icelandair, chief executive, said:  “Icelandair is proud to welcome Belfast on board as our latest UK gateway, working again in partnership with our sister airline Air Iceland Connect who will operate the service.

“This addition improves our connectivity and enables us to carry even more passengers to our 18 gateways across the US and Canada, via our hub in Reykjavik.”

Brian Ambrose, chief executive, of Belfast City Airport, said:

“This is a hugely exciting period for Belfast City Airport following our recent co-hosting of the Routes Europe conference, and the launch of our new three-times weekly flight to Reykjavik will help continue the positive momentum.

“We have a strong track record of forming successful partnerships with internationally-renowned airlines such as Icelandair.

“There has been strong demand for the flights since they were announced in December, with the route offering passengers an extremely convenient connection to a host of destinations in the USA and Canada, and we are confident this will continue to grow.”

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