On 9th March 2016 Icelandair begins a new year-round service from Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) to Reykjavik (KEF). The new gateway will become Icelandair’s second in Scotland and sixth in the UK. Flights will operate four times weekly, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The flight to Reykjavik (KEF) will provide easy connections to Icelandair’s 16 gateways in North America and 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 16th March and Montreal on 19th May.
“It was a pleasure to be able to announce Aberdeen in the same year we celebrated 70 years of flying to Scotland. 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” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
Carol Benzie, MD at Aberdeen International Airport said: “We are very excited about the impending arrival of Icelandair at Aberdeen next month and we’re confident that the new service is going to be incredibly popular, both amongst our leisure and our business travellers. Aberdeen is also an enticing destination for the North American market, and this new route opens up new links to cities such as New York, Toronto and Chicago.
“After celebrating 70 years of flying to Scotland last year, we are looking forward to developing a fruitful partnership with Icelandair and to ensuring the airline’s success and growth at Aberdeen over the years ahead.”
The new Aberdeen-Reykjavik service will be operated on behalf of Icelandair by Air Iceland, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group. The aircraft used will be a Bombardier Q400 that seats 72 passengers and offers passengers two cabins of travel to choose from, Economy and Economy Comfort.