Icelandair will take off from Edmonton to more than 20 destinations in Europe starting March 26, 2014 and continue through January 2015, with service four times a week. Flights will depart from Edmonton International Airport. “We see a bright future ahead with a stronger network and even more opportunities for the many business and leisure travellers flying to Europe from Canada. The vibrant and academic community of Edmonton is underserved by international airlines and Icelandair will offer a refreshing alternative to Europe from Canada,” said Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson, SVP of sales and marketing for Icelandair.

Additionally, Icelandair will add service from Vancouver to more than 20 destinations in Europe starting May 13, 2014 and continue through Oct. 12, 2015, with service two times a week. The Icelandair schedule for 2014 is the biggest in the company’s history and will increase by 18% from 2013 with new gateways, new destinations and added frequency to several cities in North America and Europe. Additionally, three Boeing 757 aircraft will be added, enlarging the fleet from 18 to 21 aircraft. In addition to Edmonton and Vancouver, Icelandair will have seasonal service from Geneva, Switzerland starting May 24, 2014, continuing twice weekly until Sept. 23, 2014. (