Icelandair launched operations to Düsseldorf on 11 April, with it becoming the airline’s fifth route to Germany after Berlin Tegel, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. Pictured with the crew at the inaugural flight ceremony are: Rieke Voss, Account Manager Sales – Continental Europe & Iceland, Icelandair; Florian Bongard, Manager Airline Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport; Birna Osk Einarsdottir, CCO Sales and Customer Experience, Icelandair; and Lutz Honerla, VP Marketing & Strategy, Düsseldorf Airport. With this launch, the carrier serves 23 destinations in Europe from its hub.
- Icelandair initiated its fifth route to Germany on 11 April, the day in which it inaugurated a three times weekly service from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) to Düsseldorf (DUS). From May, the frequency will increase to four times weekly, while the route will be operated by the carrier using its fleet of 757-200s. The airline already links its Icelandic hub to Berlin Tegel, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich in Germany. “We are very excited to be back in Düsseldorf,” declared Birna Ósk Einarsdóttir, CCO Sales and Customer Experience, upon arrival of the inaugural flight, with this service marking the end of a decade-long hiatus for the carrier in Düsseldorf. No other airline presently links the two airports. WOW air was the last operator to serve the airport pair up, ending operations in S18. With this launch, Icelandair serves 23 destinations in Europe from its base at Reykjavik/Keflavik.