East Midlands became Thomson Airways’ third UK airport to offer connections to Reykjavik/Keflavik, joining the airline’s existing flights from Manchester and London Gatwick. The airport surprised two lucky passengers with vouchers for its Escape executive lounge.
- Thomson Airways expanded its presence in the UK-Iceland market this week by launching twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) services between East Midlands (EMA) and Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF). Started on 25 January, the 737-800-operated route will be flown until early March. The 1,736-kilometre sector will face no direct competition. It becomes the leisure carrier’s third route to the Icelandic capital, joining its existing London Gatwick and Manchester operations, also both flown twice-weekly.