9 OCTOBER 2017
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A new six-times-weekly route between Dublin and Reykjavik starting next May and a new pricing structure giving passengers more fare options when booking were unveiled last week by Icelandair.
Icelandair will operate Dublin – Reykjavik service with a Boeing B757-200 with flights from Sunday to Friday. The airline says the service will have connections to and from 20 gateways in North America, giving passengers a range of new transatlantic travel options.
The development pitches Icelandair against fellow Icelandic carrier Wow Air, which has been the Dublin – Reykjavik route since June 2015 with five flights a week, moving to daily for summer.
Dublin Airport managing director Vincent Harrison said Icelandair's arrival would not only offer passengers additional choice for travel to Iceland and North America but provide additional options for North American visitors to get to Ireland.
Meanwhile, Icelandair’s new pricing structure introduces a new fare level, Economy Light, for passengers who will pay less if travelling with carry-on luggage only but will have the same on-board service and amenities as other passengers.
The development was introduced by senior vice-president of sales and marketing Guðmundur Óskarsson, who said the option was aimed chiefly at travellers taking a short weekend getaway or a quick business trip abroad.
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