NEWS: Icelandair Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Glasgow-Reykjavik!

James Field takes a look at Icelandair’s 70th Anniversary of their Glasgow-Reykjavik route!

On August 27th, Icelandair celebrated their 70th anniversary of their iconic route between Glasgow and Reykjavik. To celebrate this, Icelandair have announced that they will be increasing their frequencies out of Glasgow from 5 weekly to 6 weekly. This is going to increase the amount of seats on offer to 14,000 per week. The 6th flight will depart on a Saturday starting from 19th March 2016.

“It is delightful, that at the same time we are celebrating 70 years of our prosperous relationship with Scotland, we can announce the increase of an extra weekly flight from Glasgow. Demand from our longest serving international gateway is strong and we look forward to offering more options of flying to Iceland and connecting into our network to US and Canada.” said Andres Jonsson, General Manager Icelandair UK.

Francois Bourienne, commercial director at Glasgow Airport, said: “It is great news that Icelandair is increasing this service to six flights a week to mark its 70th anniversary of serving Scotland. This will help to increase connections for our customers to the 16 destinations that the airline serves in North America, including Boston, New York, Washington, Toronto and now Chicago and Montreal. Icelandair has clearly demonstrated its confidence in the Scottish market by adding significant new capacity for the past three years and today’s announcement builds on that once again. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the airline and to seeing more growth in years to come. “