Icelandair posts largest winter schedule in its history

And Icelandair Boeing 737 on the tarmac.
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Icelandair has today announced its schedule for the winter 2023-2024 season, operational from October 2023.

The coming winter season will see the Icelandic airline flying to 36 destinations, with overall capacity increasing by 20-25%.

Expanded US network

Icelandair is known for its focus on North American route connections, so it is not surprising that the airline has moved to further bolster its US network.

Frequency to a number of US destinations has been increased and, for the first time, day flights to New York and Boston will be added to the winter schedule.

This will put weekly flights up to 11 from Reykjavik to Boston, and 21 from Reykjavik to New York.

The expanded network will offer passengers greater choice and flexibility from Icelandair’s hub in Reykjavik.

Increased frequency and flexibility

Alongside the expansion of seasonal routes, Icelandair has introduced a number of frequency changes and up-gauges throughout the season to ensure customer travel needs are met.

This will allow passengers more travel choices throughout the Icelandair network. This includes an introduction of up to daily flights from Keflavik to Chicago, Minneapolis and Munich.

The winter season will also see frequency uplifts to some of the most popular destinations in the Icelandair network such as Boston and New York.


Changes from seasonal to year-round service

Due to popular demand and strong commercial performance, the Rome, Barcelona, Raleigh Durham, Baltimore, and Vancouver routes have all been upgraded from seasonal to year-round for winter 23/24.

Tomas Ingason, Icelandair Chief Revenue Officer said: “Due to strong customer demand, we are now introducing our most extensive winter schedule to date.”

“We have been able to extend previously seasonal routes to year-round services and increase frequencies on other routes throughout the network for the winter 23/24 season.”

“As a result, I’m delighted that we have been able to increase Icelandair’s capacity by 20-25%, compared to winter 2022/2023.”

“We are always looking for further opportunities to optimise our network and connectivity for customers, so we can make even more travel options available to our passengers.”

Stopover flexibility

The year-round daytime flights to Boston and New York offer a comfortable departure time from Iceland, as well as numerous connections onwards to destinations all around the US with our partnership airline JetBlue.

The greater capacity and route expansion also gives passengers more choice when it comes to transatlantic stopovers in Iceland. The programme allows travellers to experience the wonders of Iceland for a few days on their way between European and North American destinations, at no extra airfare.

About Icelandair

Icelandair is the national airline of Iceland, headquartered in Reykjavik. The airline was founded in 1937 and has since become a popular choice for travellers visiting Iceland and beyond.

Icelandair operates flights to over 40 destinations in Europe, North America, and Asia, with a focus on connecting passengers between North America and Europe via Iceland.

The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft, with plans to introduce the Boeing 737 MAX in the future.

One unique aspect of Icelandair is its “stopover” program, which allows passengers to add a stopover in Iceland for up to seven days at no additional airfare cost when traveling between North America and Europe.

This program has been popular with travellers who want to explore Iceland and its natural wonders such as the Blue Lagoon, glaciers, and geysers.

Icelandair has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainability, with initiatives such as reducing its carbon footprint through the use of biofuels and promoting responsible tourism in Iceland.

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