Icelandair announces scheduled flights to Portland, Oregon on the west coast of the US, starting May 19th, 2015. Portland International Airport (PDX) will be the company‘s 14th gateway in North America and operated twice weekly until October 20th.
“After successfully establishing services to Seattle and Vancouver in recent years, we see Portland as a good opportunity to add further options in the Pacific Northwest region. We will offer a very competitive service from the UK, often saving up to several hours of the journey times.” Says Andrés Jónsson, General Manager Icelandair UK.
Located in the scenic state of Oregon, Portland is an increasingly popular city known for its friendly outdoor-loving residents, ambitious microbreweries and café culture. With three cabins of service, seat back entertainment, on-board Wi-Fi, and the unique option of booking a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare, Icelandair is excited to start flying to this refreshing new destination.
The new flights will connect with Icelandair’s network in the UK including London Heathrow, Gatwick, Glasgow and the newly announced Birmingham. The East Midlands city becoming the company‘s fifth gateway in the UK with twice weekly service, on Thursdays and Mondays starting February 5th.
Icelandair’s route network is built around the hub at Keflavik International Airport, with morning flights to cities in Europe connecting with afternoon flights to North America. Flight schedule for 2015 will be the largest in the company´s history, seeing a 12% capacity increase from 2014 and passenger numbers reaching 2.9 million. The network has more than doubled since 2009.