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 http://www.icelandair.com. Icelandair headquarters for The
Americas have been located in Columbia, Maryland since 1994.