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New Route of the Day – Americas (31 May 2024): Icelandair between Reykjavik and Halifax

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Icelandair expanded its Canada network with the introduction of seasonal flights between Reykjavik and Halifax on Friday 31 May. The 3,305-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft until 14 October. The carrier faces no competition between the two cities.

Flight FI607 departs Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport at 18:35 local time, arriving in Halifax at 20:30 local time. The return service, operating as flight FI606, takes off from the Nova Scotia airport at 21:30 local time, touching back down in the Icelandic capital at 04:45 local time the following morning.

What they said

Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair, said: “We are excited to return to Halifax, once again, opening tourism and trade between Iceland, Europe and Atlantic Canada. The time is right for this decision, and we have great expectations for this partnership. Together, we will strengthen the bridge between Halifax and Europe for both leisure and business travellers and we look forward to welcoming Halifax aboard.”

Joyce Carter, President and CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority, noted: “It’s fantastic to see this flight launch today as we know many travellers across the Atlantic Region are excited to see Icelandair flying again at Halifax Stanfield. We appreciate Icelandair’s investment in our market. This service provides easy access between Nova Scotia and Iceland, and it provides seamless connectivity via Iceland for Europeans looking to visit our region. We look forward to welcoming their passengers this summer.”

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Flights resume after six years

Icelandair last maintained operations between Reykjavik and Halifax in 2018. It becomes the carrier’s third destination in Canada, complementing Toronto YYZ and Vancouver.

During S24, Icelandair will maintains 21-weekly rotations to Canada. They include 2-daily flights to Toronto YYZ, as well as 4-weekly to Vancouver, in addition to the new Halifax service. Its Canada network is still smaller than prior to the pandemic, when the carrier also served Edmonton and Montreal. Back then, during S19, it had 27-weekly flights to the country.

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