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Icelandair Adds New Destinations to Network for Summer 2022
Icelandair is adding three more European destinations to its schedule this summer with the addition of Rome; Alicante, Spain and Nice, France to the network.
“As we enter the New Year, we are seeing the signs of recovery for the travel industry,” Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We are excited to be able to add these three new destinations to our already extensive route network, further facilitating growth in both the inbound and outbound markets. With the additions of Rome, Nice and Alicante for the summer, Icelandair is committed to offering our European and North Atlantic customers more choice and convenient connectivity.”
Service to Alicante will commence on Feb. 10 with up to two flights per week in the peak season. Nice will have a seasonal service twice a week during the peak northern summer months of July and August. Flights to Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning July 6, operating through Sept. 4 connecting with Icelandair’s same-day services to North America destinations.
The airline has also announced that it will reinstate flights from Reykjavik to Montreal for summer 2022. A thrice-weekly service will operate from Montreal’s Trudeau International airport from June 24 through Sept. 25 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Vancouver will also be reinstated on the airline’s network.
This week’s announcement comes after the news that Raleigh-Durham International Airport would be the latest U.S. city to be serviced by the Icelandic carrier. The airport, located in the state of North Carolina, will be added to the network in May with four services per week to Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport operated by the 160-seat Boeing 737 MAX-8.
“This exciting announcement signals that demand for international travel is increasing as we head into the new year and a new phase of recovery,” Michael Landguth, president and chief executive of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority, said at the time of the announcement. “Icelandair will help meet that growing demand by offering leisure and business travelers nonstop service to a new destination and global connections to major cities on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Icelandair leverages its home base location mid-Atlantic to offer European and North American passengers a range of destinations and ‘a multi-day stopover in Iceland, en route, at no additional airfare’. Summer 2022 will see Icelandair offer direct flights to 29 cities in the U.K. and Europe and 14 in North America with a range of connection options for travelers.
“We have steadily been ramping up our operations while adapting to the situation at each time,” Bogason said. “Now we present an ambitious summer schedule with 43 destinations in Europe and North America.”
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