Icelandair is launching four-times-weekly seasonal service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport on May 17, 2011, with the service continuing...

Icelandair is launching four-times-weekly seasonal service from Washington Dulles International Airport to Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport on May 17, 2011, with the service continuing through September 13, 2011.

The airline, whose fleet is composed of 16 Boeing 757-200s and one 757-300 on passenger flights, is offering special early-bird fares from Dulles to Iceland starting from $429 round-trip plus government taxes and fees for travel of up to $190 per person in May 2011 when service is launched.


Icelandair is very familiar with the Baltimore-Washington market and looks forward to serving the metropolitan area that Icelandair called home for nearly 15 years,” says Thorsteinn Egilsson, Icelandair’s general manager – the Americas.  “Dulles Airport will offer convenient connectivity for U.S. travelers and will serve the large International market surrounding Washington, D.C. The launch of service from Washington, D.C. will serve our passengers traveling to Iceland and beyond well into the future and we look forward to welcoming them aboard.”

Icelandair operates a passenger-aircraft fleet of 16 Boeing 757-200s and one 757-300. The carrier also operates five Boeing 757-200PF package freighters

The carrier’s 2011 schedule covers a network of eight North American gateways and more than 20 destinations in Europe. Earlier this year Icelandair announced service to a host of new destinations in Europe. Its 2011 network will feature more departures from North America, with the airline boasting its largest schedule in its 73 year history.

In addition to Washington, D.C., Icelandair, offers non-stop service to Iceland from Boston, New York JFK, Seattle, and seasonal service from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Toronto. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to stop-over in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair’s frequent flyer program and fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.us or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.

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  • TC in DC

    October 7, 2010 #1 Author

    I wonder which colorful personality at BWI torqued off an Icelandair bigwig? They flew year-round out of there for 15 years, and even had their North American HQ in Columbia, before packing up and moving everything to Boston. Now when they decide to return to the area for seasonal service, they’re going to Dulles, an airport universally derided for having horrible, miserable Customs? Someone has a grudge.

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