Icelandair today started twice weekly services to Stavanger in Norway. Celebrating the occasion, the Mayor of Stavanger, Leif Johan Sevland and the Director of Stavanger Airport, Leif Lorentzen were welcomed by Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO, and other passengers at a reception ceremony onboard.
Icelandair has for a long time operated daily services to Oslo and started flights to Bergen on the west coast of Norway two years ago. This summer there will be daily flights from Oslo and two times a week from Stavanger and Bergen.
Icelandair CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason, points out the potential of the increased services to Norway: “The Icelandair business idea is to use the geographical location of Iceland between North America and Northern Europe for profitable airline operations. These west Norwegian communities, Bergen and Stavanger, each have a similar population to Iceland, they have strong economies and highly developed tourism, especially in the cruise business. There are also strong historical and social ties between Iceland and this area, and a large number of Icelanders live there. This fits our model and strategy. We are confident that we can build up a very convenient service with sales in all our markets – in North America, in Iceland and in Norway. Icelandair can now offer quite superior connections to and from the region and North America,” he said.
More details on the new route and on all of Icelandair’s operations can be found at www.icelandair.com