Further boost for city airport.
Icelandair has announced that it will increase services between Birmingham and Reykjavik from two flights per week to four, starting in February 2016.
The new flights from Birmingham Airport will operate each Tuesday and Saturday, in addition to the current Monday and Thursday services, bringing the frequency in total to four weekly flights from 1st February-28th March 2016 inclusive.
Paul Kehoe, chief executive at Birmingham Airport has welcomed the airline’s decision to expand their operation from Birmingham. He said: “Icelandair launched their Birmingham – Reykjavik service in February and it has gone from strength to strength in that short time. It’s great to see the airline respond to passenger demand for this service by increasing the number of flights. Passengers are set to enjoy greater choice and flexibility, whether they want to stay in Reykjavik and explore all that it has to offer, or travel onwards to the USA and Canada, using Icelandair’s strong network of connecting flights.”
Expansion at Birmingham Airport has been announced alongside the airline’s decision to begin a scheduled service from Reykjavik (KEF) to Portland, Oregon on Tuesday 19th May.
Portland, Oregon will become Icelandair’s 14th gateway in North America. The new flights will operate twice weekly from Reykjavik to Portland, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and back from Portland to Reykjavik on Wednesdays and Fridays from 19th May 2015.
Andres Jonsson, General Manager of Icelandair UK, said: “We are delighted to increase our service to Birmingham and the West Midlands along with beginning flights to our newest gateway Portland, Oregon in the USA. As for many of our North American destinations, flying Icelandair to Portland is the quickest and most convenient way to travel from Birmingham and our passengers can also opt to have an additional stopover in Iceland en-route for up to a week for no additional airfare to further extend their holiday experience.”