Icelandair Announces Fall/Winter U.S. Schedule

Aug 15, 2006, 01:00 ET from Icelandair

    COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandair's nonstop service
 from the USA to Reykjavik, Iceland with connections to destinations in
 Scandinavia, Great Britain and Continental Europe will remain at 7 weekly
 flights from Boston (1 daily); 5 flights from New York-JFK (Monday,
 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday) through 4 January, 2007, thereafter 4
 flights weekly (Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday) and 3 flights from
 Orlando Sanford (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday). Service will be suspended
 beginning 9 January, resuming 8 March from Baltimore/Washington-BWI with 4
 flights (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday) and beginning 10 January,
 resuming 15 March with 4 flights (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) from
 Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP).
     "Icelandair's success on the transatlantic route from the United States
 since 1948 has been due to our ability to quickly and easily adapt to
 fluctuations in the market," said Gunnar Eklund, General Manager-The
 Americas. "Our hub-and-spoke route network," he added, "in addition to the
 relatively small size of our company, provide immediate flexibility to
 change as required."
     Eklund cites projected reduced yields and load factors on transatlantic
 routes in the coming low season for the decreased flight schedules for BWI
 and MSP in late winter.
     "We regret this temporary inconvenience to our customers and appreciate
 their continued loyalty," Eklund added, "as we strive to further strengthen
 our route network, enabling us to reinstate year-round service as soon as
     Icelandair's operations include evening departures from the US timed
 for early morning arrivals in Iceland with immediate connections (within 90
 minutes) to the rest of Europe. Icelandair flights returning from Europe
 connect to late afternoon flights to the US.
     Icelandair reservations and information are available at (800) 223-5500
 and on-line at Icelandair headquarters for The
 Americas have been located in Columbia, Maryland since 1994.

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