Icelandair commenced flights to Berlin Tegel on 3 November. Seen on the German capital airport apron celebrating the new service along with the crew are Elmar Kleinert, COO of Berlin Tegel, and Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair. The carrier will offer three weekly flights on the 2,404-kilometre sector using its 757-200s.
- Icelandair has introduced Berlin Tegel (TXL) to its European network, with the German capital airport becoming the airline’s fourth destination in Germany after Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. The carrier will offer three weekly fights between Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) and Tegel, with Icelandair utilising its fleet of 757-200s on the 2,404-kilometre sector. “Berlin is our fourth gateway in Germany, and establishes our commitment to strengthen our transatlantic route network by providing passengers with more convenient connections between Europe and North America,” commented Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair, at the launch. “Berlin, the capital city of Germany, has a rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant nightlife, which we look forward to sharing with our passengers.” The route will not face direct competition, with the airport pair having last been flown on 20 October before the demise of airberlin. OAG schedules confirm that Eurowings offers summer season services to the Icelandic hub from its German capital home. It should also be noted that WOW air offers a daily service to Berlin Schönefeld from Reykjavik/Keflavik.