Quincy, MA, March 9, 2016 – Today, Icelandair begins year-round service to Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ). This new destination will mark Icelandair’s second in Scotland and sixth in the United Kingdom.
“We were pleased to announce our new service to Aberdeen in 2015, the same year we celebrated Icelandair’s 70-year history of flying to Scotland. We see great opportunities in connecting Aberdeen to our route network and we’re confident our passengers will appreciate the easy connections from our hub in Iceland” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
Flights between Iceland and Aberdeen will be operated by Air Iceland, a subsidiary of Icelandair Group, with a new fleet of 72-seat Bombardier Q400s. Offered each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, the new service will connect from Icelandair’s 16 North American gateways through Keflavik International Airport. With the airport’s geographic location, passengers will benefit from some of the quickest flying times between North America and Europe.
Carol Benzie, Managing Director of Aberdeen International Airport said, “We are very excited about the arrival of Icelandair at Aberdeen next month and we’re confident that their new service is going to be incredibly popular, for both leisure and business travellers. After celebrating 70 years of flying to Scotland last year, we are looking forward to developing a fruitful partnership with Icelandair and to ensuring the airline’s success and growth at Aberdeen over the years ahead.”
For additional information about Icelandair’s fares to Iceland & beyond, please visit us at www.icelandair.com.
Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, Chicago-ORD, Denver, Edmonton, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Newark, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.; and seasonal service from Anchorage, Halifax, Montreal, Orlando, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC. 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 take an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.