Icelandair has announced increased service from Edmonton with year-round service and an earlier launch date of March 5, 2014. Edmonton will be Icelandair’s 13th North American gateway and the second year-round gateway in Canada. The increase is part of Icelandair’s 2014 schedule, the largest in the airline’s history. Service from Edmonton will operate year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The six-hour, 20-minute eastbound flight will depart from EIA at 6:30 p.m. and arrive in Reykjavik at 6:50 a.m. the following morning. The westbound flight will leave Reykjavik at 4:45 p.m. and arrive at EIA at 5:30 p.m. the same day, with flying time of six hours, 45 minutes. In addition to increasing service from Edmonton, Icelandair will offer extra capacity with 17 additional flights across the network, including more flights from Halifax and Toronto, the launch of Vancouver, and one new destination (Geneva, Switzerland). (