Icelandair’s winter flight schedule will increase by 14 percent in comparison to last year’s schedule with an average of 82 flights departing from Iceland per week between November and March. This is an additional 10 flights per week and over the five-month winter period, the number of flights will increase to a grand total of 200 compared to last year.
The Iceland airline has plans to increase the number of flights to European cities, including Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, as well as to Seattle, New York and Orlando in the United States. In addition, flights to Helsinki will be continued until after the turn of the year, two months longer than in recent years.
Furthermore, there will be flights to Munich in Germany from the end of January until March, which will be the first time that Icelandair has scheduled flights to Munich around that time of year. Also, the number of flights to various destinations will be increased both this autumn and next spring, i.e. in October and April/May, in an attempt to extend the tourist season.
Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO commented, “In spite of the severe fluctuations in our operating environment, the prospects appear quite promising, and we are increasing our capacity significantly. We are now seeing an increase in bookings compared to last winter in regards to both Icelanders’ booking holidays abroad and tourists visiting Iceland following the Inspired by Iceland campaign. In addition, the flexibility of Icelandair, and our ability to adapt quickly to fluctuations enables us to add to our capacity at this time.”
This winter Icelandair will fly to most Scandinavia cities including Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as to London, Manchester and Glasgow in the UK. Flights to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris and Munich in continental Europe are also scheduled, plus flights to U.S. destinations such as Boston, New York, Orlando and Seattle.
For further information on Icelandair flights and the winter flight schedule visit www.icelandair.com