Icelandair’s Reykjavik to Zurich
“How else, if not with a volcano cake, would you greet an Icelandic crew on their first flight to Zurich at the start of June? With a little help of dry ice, the volcano even produced a small volcanic ash cloud!” (Photo caption courtesy of Nicole Hortobàgyi Brand, Zurich Airport’s Manager Marketing Services)
St Petersburg welcomed the arrival of Icelandair with the traditional watercannon salute.
- Icelandair inaugurated services on two European routes last week. Starting 1 June, the carrier operates twice-weekly frequencies to St Petersburg (LED) and Zurich (ZRH). Both destinations are the airline’s first in Russia and Switzerland respectively and are served on a seasonal basis until mid-September using winglet-equipped 757-200s. Initially, there is no competition on either of the routes; however, WOW air plans to launch weekly flights to Zurich on 15 June.