Posted on: 09 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Icelandair has begun a new year-round service from Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) to Reykjavik (KEF), with flights four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Air Iceland.
The flight to Reykjavik also offers easy onward connections to Icelandair’s 16 gateways in North America and can thus reduce current travel times by up to several hours. Icelandair destinations in North America include New York, Orlando, Seattle, Toronto and recently announced Chicago starting on 16 March and Montreal on 19 May.
Andres Jónsson, general manager UK & Ireland for Icelandair and Arni Gunnarsson MD of Air Iceland flew into Aberdeen on the inaugural flight to be greeted by Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen International Airport and other dignitaries.
“It was a pleasure to be able to announce Aberdeen in the same year we celebrated 70 years of flying to Scotland,” remarked Jónsson. “We see great opportunities in connecting this market to our route network of North American destinations. Travel times will be shortened and we’re confident customers will appreciate the easy connections through our hub in Iceland.”