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Icelandair suspends Belfast flights for 'commercial reasons'

The first Icelandair flight lands in Belfast. Pic Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
The first Icelandair flight lands in Belfast. Pic Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

Icelandair has suspended its flight operations from Belfast.

The airline begun its service - flying three times a week from the City Airport - last June. On Friday it confirmed to the Belfast Telegraph it is to suspended services for "commercial reasons" from May 15.

Customers affected can either request a refund or transfer to the airline's new service which leaves from Dublin. Icelandair apologised for any inconvenience caused.

In a statement, the airline said: "Icelandair regrets to announce that the airline‘s direct flight service to Reykjavík from Belfast will be suspended from 15 May 2018 due to commercial reasons. The flights were a co-operation between Icelandair and domestic carrier Air Iceland Connect and operated by a 72-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

"The final service from Belfast to Reykjavík will be the FI7911 on 15 May 2018 and the final service from Reykjavík to Belfast will be the FI7910 on 15 May 2018.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused with these changes."

The statement continued: "Icelandair continues to operate frequent services to London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow in the UK, and has a direct scheduled flight to Dublin, Ireland starting from 8 May 2018 and operating six-times a week, year round.

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"Customers due to travel after 15 May, have the options of travelling to Reykjavík from Dublin, changing the date of travel or receiving a full refund."

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