Icelandair arrives in Aberdeen

Icelandair Reykjavik/Keflavik to Aberdeen

Aberdeen Airport, which becomes Icelandair’s sixth UK destination, welcomed the arrival of the carrier’s new service from Reykjavik/Keflavik on 9 March with a cake that fantastically depicts the iconic landscape of the north Atlantic island. Pictured celebrating the start of services at the Scottish facility are: Árni Gunnarsson, MD of Air Iceland (which operates the flight on behalf of Icelandair); Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen Airport; Andres Jónsson, GM UK & Ireland for Icelandair; and the inaugural crew. Services on the 1,334-kilometre sector will operate four times weekly.

  • Icelandair on 9 March inaugurated flights to its sixth UK destination by launching services from its Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) base to Aberdeen (ABZ). The carrier also serves Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, as well as London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports from the Icelandic capital. The 1,334-kilometre sector will be served four times weekly by Air Iceland, which will use its 74-seat Q400s on the route. Commenting on the launch, Andres Jónsson, GM UK & Ireland for Icelandair, said: “It was a pleasure to be able to announce services to Aberdeen in the same year we celebrated 70 years of flying to Scotland. We see great opportunities in connecting this market to our route network of North American destinations. Travel times will be shortened and we’re confident customers will appreciate the easy connections through our hub in Iceland”. Also speaking at the inaugural flight ceremony, Carol Benzie, MD of Aberdeen Airport, added: “We are very excited about the arrival of Icelandair at Aberdeen and we’re confident that the new service is going to be incredibly popular, both amongst our leisure and our business travellers. Aberdeen is an enticing destination for the North American market, and this new route opens up new links to cities such as New York, Toronto and Chicago. Aberdeen Airport looks forward to developing a fruitful partnership with Icelandair and to ensuring the airline’s success and growth at Aberdeen over the years ahead.” The city pair will face no direct competition. See how Aberdeen Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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