23 FEBRUARY 2015

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Article from BTNews 23 FEBRUARY 2015

Birmingham to the US via Iceland

Icelandair has introduced its first scheduled service from Birmingham (BHX) to Reykjavik (KEF).  Birmingham is Icelandair’s fifth gateway in the UK and 39th overall. 

The new flights operate twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays.

Birkir Hólm Guðnason, CEO of Icelandair, said: “Icelandair looks forward to be offering a refreshing and valuable travel experience to and from the West Midlands.  Icelandair has been flying for 70 years to the UK and we hope people from the Midlands will like the service we have to offer.  Birmingham and its neighbouring cities are predicted to grow substantially and we are pleased to be taking part in and supporting that growth.”

The new service also offers an attractive flight option to North America.  Mr Guðnason explains: “By using Iceland’s geographical position midway between Europe and North America we can offer some of the fastest elapsed times from Birmingham to popular destinations such as Washington DC and Seattle.”

The Birmingham service will operate with an Icelandair Boeing 757, seating 183 passengers, offering a three-cabin service, leather seats and personal in-flight entertainment system.  Used on the flight is a special themed 757 that is decorated with the Northern Lights both on external livery and in internal cabin fixtures and lighting, providing a unique experience for passengers.   www.icelandair.co.uk

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