Pictured at the launch of Icelandair’s Dublin service are: Paul O’Kane, Chief Communication Officer, Dublin Airport; Örnólfur Jónsson, Captain, Icelandair; Angie Condon, Area Station Manager UK & Ireland, Icelandair; and Bogi Nils Bogason, CFO, Icelandair. The carrier will serve the Irish capital city six times weekly using its 757-200s.
- Icelandair added Ireland to its European network on 8 May, initiating a six times weekly link from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) to Dublin (DUB). “We are thrilled to welcome Icelandair to Dublin Airport,” said Vincent Harrison, MD Dublin Airport. “Iceland is growing in popularity as a destination for short breaks and this new service expands connectivity to Iceland and also offers Irish customers an additional choice when travelling to and from North America via Iceland. The new route also provides North American-based travellers with more options to get to Ireland, which is great news for the Irish tourism sector and the many businesses that it supports throughout the country.” The carrier will serve the 1,497-kilometre sector using its fleet of 757-200s. Competition is provided by WOW air which presently serves the route daily, however it will increase its frequency between the Icelandic and Irish capital cities to 11 times weekly from 14 May. The airline’s next route launch will take place on 16 May, the day which sees it begin operations to Cleveland. It’s next European route inauguration will be on 25 October, having recently announced that it will serve Düsseldorf from the start of W18/19.