Today, Thursday 7th April, marks the 10th anniversary of Icelandair’s Manchester-Reykjavik route.
Starting in 2006 Icelandair operated twice a week and the timing of the flights didn’t easily connect to the transatlantic routes. Things have moved on with four weekly flights in the summer increasing now to daily frequencies in the winter months with fast and easy connections onwards to the 16 gateways Icelandair operate in USA and Canada.
Andres Jonsson UK Director for Icelandair said “We are very proud of the performance of our Manchester route and it truly reflects the geographic spread of our network across the entire UK. Icelandair today present passengers travelling onwards from Manchester to the States and Canada with often the fastest travel option, as we serve a lot of gateways for which there are no direct routes. Destinations such as Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis and Anchorage are all the quickest from Manchester with Icelandair.”
“Icelandair also offer transit passengers the opportunity to have a stopover in Iceland for up to 7 days without charging any additional airfare, in fact if a traveller opts to have an Icelandair stopover on their outbound journey then they can save approximately £50 per person on APD tax. That money could be put towards the cost of a hotel or excursion on a stopover!”
Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said “We are delighted to celebrate ten years of Icelandair flying from Manchester Airport, the UK’s Global Gateway for the North.
“Reykjavik continues to be incredibly popular with our 21m passengers, who come from as far north as Scotland and as south as the Midlands. We look forward to celebrating many more milestones with Icelandair in the future.”