Airlines and Aviation
Icelandair launches new route linking Portland, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest with Reyikavik, the capital of Iceland, on 20 May 2015. The seasonal service continues through 21 October 2015.
With the inauguration of seasonal service to the Icelandic capital, Portland, Oregon, will become the 3rd travel designation in the Pacific Northwest and the 14th travel destination in the United States and Canada in the growing network of Icelandair, Iceland’s national flag carrier.
The flights will operate twice a week in 3 class configuration with personal entertainment and on-board Wi-Fi.
“The past six years have been very positive for Icelandair and we aim to continue on the same path in 2015,” says Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
“With today’s announcements we will continue to strengthen our position in the international market between North America and Europe, offering increased flight capacity, new gateways, and more aircraft than any year prior. With both business and leisure travel to Iceland poised to increase further, our extensive route network provides passengers with an unrivalled opportunity, and we are very excited to team with Portland as they become an important part of this continued success.”
The airline maintains a hub at Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport.
From there, passengers will be able to transfer to Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, and 16 other popular European travel destinations.
Passengers will be allowed to stopover in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional charge.
Other North American travel destinations in the airline’s growing route network include Anchorage, Boston, Denver, Edmonton, Halifax, Minnespolis-St Paul, Orlando, Sanford, New York JFK, Newark, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, DC.
Service to several of these travel destinations operates on a seasonal basis only.