This week saw Icelandair announce the addition of two new destinations to it’s international network being Pittsburgh & Halifax.
The Icelandic carrier will be adding the U.S destination for the first time on it’s route network, with the Nova Scotia-based destination resuming after a few years break.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Icelandair Adds Pittsburgh & Halifax to International Network…
Flights to Pittsburgh with Icelandair will begin from mid-May until the end of October next year, and will operate on a four times per week basis.
As for the Halifax route, this will begin on May 31 and end in mid-October, operating on a thrice-weekly basis.
The carrier was also keen to note that next year, three more Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be added to their fleet, meaning that their total count will grow to 42 aircraft.
Commenting on this was Bogi Nils Bogason, the CEO of Icelandair:
“We present an ambitious flight schedule for next summer and the largest in the Company’s history. Our fleet continues to grow and next year we will add three new, efficient, and eco-friendly Boeing 737 MAX’s.”
“We are very pleased to be adding two new destinations in North America and significantly increasing frequency to other destinations.”
“The North American market has been very strong, with Americans now the largest single group of tourists to Iceland.”
“Our experienced team, comprehensive sales infrastructure and strong international brand, together with valuable cooperation agreements with other airlines, allows us to continue moving forward and seizing the opportunities we see in our markets.”
This is strong news for the carrier as they seek to continue their strategy of gradual growth in line with fleet expansion.
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