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.”
For more on Icelandair, go to http://www.icelandair.com and make sure you check your e-mail for the Feb. 20, 2014 digital edition of Travel Courier and get the full story on what Icelandair has planned for Canada.
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