easyJet to Launch Akureyri Services

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This week it has been revealed that the British low-cost holiday carrier easyJet, is set to launch new services to Akureyri in Iceland.

This article will cover the details surrounding easyJet’s new winter service to Akureyri in Iceland.

easyJet to Launch Akureyri Operations

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As per data from AeroRoutes, for their upcoming Winter 2023 season, easyJet is set to launch a new route to Akureyri on Iceland’s northern coast.

This will be the first time that the British carrier is set to serve Akureyri in Iceland, becoming their second Icelandic destination alongside the country’s capital, Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport (KEF).


The new route is set to inaugurate on October 31, 2023, and will be operated on a twice-weekly basis using the carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet out of their base at London Gatwick Airport (LGW). Those days operated are Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The outbound service, flight U2 8849 will depart London Gatwick Airport (LGW) at 07:20 a.m. and arrive at Akureyri Airport (AEY) at 10:40 a.m. All times stated are local.

The return service, flight U2 8850 will depart Akureyri Airport (AEY) at 11:35 a.m. after a 55-minute turnaround, and land back at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) at 15:00 p.m. All times stated are local.

At present easyJet’s UK arm operates a total of 106 Airbus A320s, broken down as 72 Airbus A320ceos and 34 Airbus A320neos.

It is expected that their A320ceo fleet will operate their new Akureyri service which the majority hold a seating capacity of up to 186 all-Economy class seats, with a select few aircraft only holding up to 180.

*”Thanks to AeroRoutes.com for the information that helped contribute to the article. AviationSource is not in partnership with the website, and uses the information under the company’s fair use policy outlined at the bottom of their website”.

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