Icelandair has offered ten US children the holiday of a lifetime to any of its seventeen European destinations. Following a review of applications for its Special Children Travel Fund, Icelandair has for the first time offered children and their families in the US a grant towards a full package holiday. The Special Children Travel Fund was set up in 2003 by Icelandair to help children suffering from long-term illnesses or other difficult circumstances see something of the world.”Whether it’s Disney World Florida or Tivoli in Copenhagen these trips give families memories that are cherished,” says Sigurdur Helgason, former President and CEO of Icelandair. “The fund gives us at Icelandair and our customers a chance to make a difference to these children’s lives. It is important that the whole family is able to travel together and that all expenses are covered by the Icelandair Travel Fund.”
Icelandair passengers can make donations to the fund onboard any Icelandair flights or donate their Saga Club points. This year a total of 70 children and their families will receive grants from The Special Children Fund as part of the 70th anniversary of the Icelandic national carrier.
Icelandair are now welcoming applications from children in all countries the airline serves. In the US and Canada Icelandair serves Baltimore / Washington, Boston, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando and Halifax. In Europe Icelandair serves the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain and the whole of Scandinavia.