Icelandair has announced plans to increase its service from Glasgow and Manchester to Iceland and Icelandair’s connecting North American destinations from 25 September 2009.
The increased service adds two flights per week to the current autumn/winter schedule from both Glasgow and Manchester. The increased service operates four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Flights will operate as a “triangle route” using the following routing: Reykjavik (KEF) – Manchester (MAN) – Glasgow (GLA) – Reykjavik (KEF). The schedule fits into Icelandair’s “hub and spoke” system, allowing passengers to connect onwards to Icelandair’s North American destinations. The connection times to North America are short, resulting in elapsed flying times comparable or better than the competition.
Flight departs Reykjavik at 08:00, arriving Manchester at 11:35. Flight departs Manchester at 12:25, arriving Glasgow at 13:30. Flight departs Glasgow at 14:20, arriving Reykjavik at 15:40. These times allow for short and convenient connections to/from Icelandair’s destinations in the United States and Canada.
Hjörvar Sæberg Högnason, General Manager UK & Ireland, said: “We are pleased to expand our service from Glasgow and Manchester to Iceland and our North American destinations. This will provide our passengers with increased convenience and flexibility to travel to Iceland to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate, plus increase the options for connecting onwards to fantastic destinations like New York City, Boston, Seattle and more.”
Icelandair is one of Iceland’s longest established companies, connecting the world and Iceland for over 70 years. Icelandair flies from the UK to Iceland with connecting service to Boston, Halifax, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York City, Orlando, Seattle and Toronto.
Source: Iceland Air