Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer0
Icelandair announce new service to Dublin
Icelandair have announced a new service from Reykjavik to Dublin starting in May 2018 with a new six-times weekly year round service. The new service will provide access to the volcanic island as well as a connection point to the 20 gateways in North America which Icelandair operate to. Welcoming the announcement, Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said Icelandair’s arrival would offer customers additional choice for travel to Iceland and beyond to North America. “Iceland is a very popular destination for short breaks and is on many people’s bucket list and Dublin Airport warmly welcomes today’s announcement from Icelandair, which further strengthens the connection between the two countries. This new service will also provide additional options for North American visitors to get to Ireland, which is great news for the Irish tourism sector and the many thousands of businesses that it supports throughout the country”.
When it launches its services next May, Icelandair will become Dublin Airport’s 22nd new scheduled airline since 2010. “We’re growing the business at Dublin Airport for the benefit of the entire Irish economy, offering more choice and connectivity for passengers,” Mr Harrison said.
Icelandair will operate its new service using Boeing 757-200 aircraft. They have a fleet of 28 Boeing 757’s in a three class layout with 183 seats (22 Business class seats, 41 Economy Comfort seats and 120 Economy). Flights will operate Sunday to Friday departing Keflavik Airport at 07.30 arriving in Dublin Airport at 09.15 with the return flight departing Dublin Airport at 11.50 arriving in Keflavik at 13.15.
Icelandair has been in operation since 1937 and celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. The airline offers service to and from Iceland through its hub at Keflavik International Airport serving 20 destinations in North America and more than 25 destinations in Scandinavia, the UK, and Continental Europe.
More than 20 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first eight months of the year, which is a 6% increase on the same period in 2016. Dublin Airport has welcomed 1.2 million additional passengers in the period between January and August.