Icelandair initiates Paris Orly operations

Paris Orly celebrated the start of Icelandair’s twice-weekly service to Reykjavik/Keflavik

Paris Orly celebrated the start of Icelandair’s twice-weekly service to Reykjavik/Keflavik with a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony. Flights will operate on Mondays and Thursdays, with services increasing to thrice-weekly in May and up to six times weekly in June.

  • Icelandair commenced services from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) to Paris Orly (ORY) on 28 March. The 2,260-kilometre airport pair will initially be served twice-weekly (Mondays and Thursdays) by the carrier’s 757-200 fleet. However, from 21 May services will increase to thrice-weekly and up to six times weekly from June, based on OAG Schedules Analyser data. Commenting on the launch, Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair, stated: “Paris Orly Airport is highly sought after by airlines and there is a long waiting list to get in there. The airport has very good connections within France and to neighbouring countries in southern Europe, but it has a small supply of air services to North America. Orly therefore offers exciting opportunities for us and is a welcome addition to the Icelandair route network”. Icelandair already serves the French capital with up to twice-daily services to Paris CDG. Indirect competition on the route comes in the form of WOW air which operates six weekly flights to CDG from its Reykjavik/Keflavik base. Vote for Paris Orly Airport’s FTWA in this week’s competition.

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