Iceland’s premier airline, Icelandair, launched new seasonal service on Friday from Montreal, Canada. The flights from Pierre Trudeau International Airport mark the arrival of the airline’s first gateway in the province of Quebec, and 16th in North America.
As part of their extensive 2016 timetable, Icelandair offers four weekly flights through November 8 fromCanada’s second largest city. The five-hour, non-stop flight departs on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport, providing connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe including Paris, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.
After the signing of the 2007 open skies agreement between Iceland and Canada, Icelandair continues to develop service from the Great White North. Following the commencement of Halifax in 1998, new gateways were launched, including Toronto in 2008, Edmonton and Vancouver in 2014, and today, Montreal in 2016.
“Montreal is our fifth Canadian gateway, opening the skies to Europe from Canada’s second largest city. The addition of Montreal gives Canadians coast to coast more options in travel from Canada and provide both the business and leisure traveler a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO.
Icelandair, in operation since 1937, has a long, illustrious history of providing flights from North America toEurope. Since its inception, Icelandair has continued to grow as an airline with fleet-wide gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access, personal in-flight entertainment, three cabins of service and two checked bags included.
“Icelandair’s Montreal–Reykjavik service will not only provide our passengers with a non-stop flight to Iceland, but also quick connections to Scandinavian cities like Copenhagen and Stockholm,” said James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADM. “This direct link will help further develop economic and cultural ties between Quebec and Iceland and bring more European tourists to Montreal.” – CNW