A Definite Cachet


In this week’s edition of Travel Courier, Ian Stalker reports that Icelandair will be adding an additional flight from Edmonton this summer, with the carrier noting the move comes as a result of “high demand.”

The new flight will operate on Tuesdays, and with the additional departure, Icelandair now offers flights up to five days a week with non-stop service to Iceland and connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe.

Earlier this year, Icelandair previously announced an early launch date of March 5 and increased the seasonal flight schedule to year-round service from Edmonton.

Michael Raucheisen, Icelandair’s marketing coordinator for the Americas, said of the success: “I wouldn’t say we were surprised [by the demand], however I would say we have been very pleased and anticipate great things.”

The airline offers three cabins of service with leather seats and personal in-flight entertainment systems for all passengers. Wi-Fi service is also being installed in all aircraft by fall 2014, making Icelandair the first transatlantic carrier to offer fleet-wide Wi-Fi.

In this respect, Raucheisen observed: “Icelandair gives all passengers an Icelandic experience from start to finish, making Icelandair a refreshing alternative to Europe.”

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