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Icelandair is coming to Montreal

Icelandair (Keflavik) has announced it will continue its expansion of their global network with new seasonal service from Montreal beginning May 19, 2016 . Flights from Pierre Trudeau International Airport will mark the arrival of the airline’s first gateway in the province of Quebec and the 16th destination in North America.

The airline will offer four flights a week through November 8, 2016 with departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The five-hour, nonstop flight to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport also provides connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe , including Paris, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

Following the commencement of Halifax in 1998, new gateways were launched including Toronto in 2008, Edmonton and Vancouver in 2014, and with this announcement, Montreal beginning in 2016.

Copyright Photo: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 TF-FIT (msn 26244) departs from London (Heathrow).

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JetBlue Airways and Icelandair to codeshare

JetBlue Airways (New York) and Icelandair (Keflavik) have today (February 6) filed an application with the U.S. Government to enter into a bilateral codeshare partnership that will offer customers easy connections between the two airlines’ networks with a focus on gateways in Boston, New York (JFK) and Keflavik (near Reykjavik).

Under the proposed codeshare, the JetBlue ‘B6’ code will be placed on seven Icelandair routes between the U.S. and Keflavik International Airport (KEF), and eight routes to Scandinavia and Continental Europe available nonstop via the Keflavik hub (subject to receipt of government operating authority):

Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
Birmingham, United Kingdom (BHX)
Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
Copenhagen, Denmark (CPH)
Glasgow, United Kingdom (GLA)
Helsinki, Finland (HEL)
Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN)
Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
New York City, New York (JFK)
Orlando, Florida (MCO, later 2015)
Oslo, Norway (OSL)
Seattle, Washington (SEA)
Stockholm, Sweden (ARN)
Washington DC. (IAD)

The Icelandair ‘FI’ code will be placed on JetBlue flights to allow connections beyond JetBlue’s focus cities Boston and New York (JFK) to:

Austin, Texas (AUS)
Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)
Chicago, Illinois (ORD)
Detroit, Michigan (DTW)
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Florida (FLL)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Orlando, Florida (MCO)
Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT)
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (RDU)
San Francisco, California (SFO)
Tampa, Florida (TPA)
Washington D.C. (DCA and IAD)

The airlines have successfully partnered on an interline basis since 2011.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. New York (JFK) will be the biggest connecting point for the two carriers. Airbus A320-232 N635JB (msn 2725) arrives at the JFK base.

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Delta to resume New York (JFK) – Keflavik, Iceland flights this summer

Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will once again be offering nonstop daily flights between Keflavik International Airport (near Reykjavik) and New York John F. Kennedy International Airport for the 2015 summer season.

Starting May 2, the U.S. airline has scheduled a Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route, which is operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France and KLM.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-232 N651DL (msn 24391) arrives in New York (JFK).

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WOW Air is coming to Boston and Baltimore/Washington with Airbus A321s

WOW Air (Keflavik) as planned, is coming to Boston in March 2015 with fares starting at $99 one-way. Kleflavik International Airport-Boston Logan International Airport will start on March 27 and operate six days a week with Airbus A321s.

WOW Air will also operate seasonal service between Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) and Keflavik International Airport with four weekly roundtrip flights starting on June 4, 2015.

For the service from BWI, WOW Air will also utilize Airbus A321 aircraft. The seasonal flights will operate four times per week, on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Top Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 TF-WOW (msn 2457) arrives at London (Gatwick).

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Icelandair is coming to Portland, Oregon next summer

Icelandair (Keflavik) will begin seasonal nonstop service from Portland, Oregon to Reykjavik, Iceland via Keflavik International Airport beginning on May 20, 2015 and continuing through October 21, 2015. With this new route, Icelandair now provides flights to its third gateway in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, and 14th overall in the United States and Canada.

Icelandair’s 2015 route network is the largest in the airline’s history with flights to more than 20 destinations throughout Europe. As a result of this announcement, the Portland metro area’s 2.3 million residents will gain access to one of the regions fastest elapsed flying times to popular European destinations including London, Copenhagen, Paris, Stockholm and Munich. With low fares in three cabins of service, personal in-flight entertainment, on-board Wi-Fi access, and the exciting option of booking an Icelandair Stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare for up to seven nights, Icelandair is excited to bring this refreshing new alternative to Oregon.

Service from Portland International Airport (PDX) will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays with departures at 3:40 pm (1540), arriving at Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport the following morning at 6:15 am (0615), with a total flight time of just over seven hours. Return service departs Keflavik on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 pm (1715), with same-day arrival in Portland at 6:15 pm (1815).

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Washington (Dulles), Seattle/Tacoma, Denver, Toronto (Pearson) and Edmonton, with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sanford (near Orlando), Portland, Vancouver, Halifax, and Anchorage.

Route Map:

Icelandair PDX 9.2015 Route Map

The company is also increasing the frequencies next summer on the Newark, Toronto and Washington routes.

In other news, an Air Iceland pilot allowed his passengers to get an up-close view of the simmering Bárðarbunga volcano. Icelandair posted this report and photos on their website:

Icelandair Group passengers Erla Vinsý and Odee were two of a few lucky customers on board a recent flight with our sister company Air Iceland during the morning of September 3, 2014. With the flight path routing over central Iceland, the chance of seeing the volcanic fissure eruption in the Bárðarbunga area quickly turned into a rare opportunity thanks to clear skies, and the Air Iceland pilot didn’t let the moment pass them by. Taking a short detour via a circle back around the eruption area, passengers on both sides of the aircraft were treated to an aerial view of the eruption while flying safely over the center of the action, allowing Erla and Odee to take these unique photographs of Iceland’s nature and power in action. With brightly-colored lava seeping through the earth’s crust and steam billowing from below the surface, the passengers and crew of this Air Iceland flight were provided a memory they won’t soon forget. Tourists in Iceland are now booking all available charter flights for sightseeing into the uninhabited interior of Iceland where the volcano is putting on its show. For amateur and professional photographers and filmmakers alike, this is the chance of a lifetime. We would like to thank Erla and Odee for sharing their photographs with us!

Bárðarbunga volcano photos

Copyright Photo: Luimer Cordero/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 TF-LLX (msn 29311) arrives in Miami with a partial livery.

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Icelandair is coming to Birmingham, England on February 5

Icelandair (Keflavik) has announced scheduled flights to Birmingham, England beginning on February 5, 2015. Birmingham is Icelandair’s fifth destination in Great Britain, and the 25th in Europe.

Flights to Birmingham Airport (BHX) will depart on Mondays and Thursdays from Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 7:50 am (0750), with arrival in Birmingham at 10:25 am (1025). Return service departs Birmingham at 12:25 pm (1225), with an arrival at Keflavik at 3:10 pm (1510).

Icelandair currently offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York (JFK), Washington (Dulles), Seattle/Tacoma, Denver and Toronto (Pearson), with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sanford (near Orlando), Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland for up to seven days at no additional airfare.

Copyright Photo: Stefan Sjogen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 TF-FIZ (msn 30052) arrives in Stockholm (Arlanda).

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Icelandair increases Washington Dulles to year-round service

Icelandair (Keflavik) due to increased demand, will move from seasonal to year-round service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport.

Additional flights will begin in January 2015 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, providing the Mid-Atlantic region year-round, nonstop access to Iceland for the first time since 2006.

With this announcement of their seventh year-round gateway, Icelandair now offers service from 13 North American cities, making their 2015 route network the largest in its history.

Icelandair provides service to Iceland from Boston, New York (JFK and Newark), Seattle/Tacoma, Denver, Washington, D.C., Toronto (Pearson) and Edmonton, with seasonal service from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sanford (near Orlando), Anchorage, Halifax, and Vancouver. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-208 TF-FIJ (msn 25085) prepares to land at Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD).

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Icelandair 4.2014 Route Map