Icelandair will begin scheduled service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) on October 28.
Keflavik-based Icelandair has served the New York City market for over 60 years with flights to and from New York JFK and says it will continue to do so.
The airline says its flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport will supplement its existing New York JFK service and will operate four times per week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“Our New York traffic has been growing during the winter months, and we have increased our frequency up to 10 flights per week,” says Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair. “In fact, three days of the week we have two flights taking off within minutes of each other. With the addition of our Newark service we will be able to transfer some of this traffic to another airport that will provide our passengers with more choice, added flexibility and increased flight connection options.”
Newark will be Icelandair’s 11th gateway in North America and the 36th destination in the airline’s international route network.
“These flights will support both our connecting flights across the Atlantic and the growing winter tourism industry in Iceland,” adds Gudnason.
Icelandair’s 2013 timetable is the largest in its 76-year history and is 15 per cent larger than last year, according to the carrier. Newark is the fourth new destination Icelandair is introducing this year, along with Anchorage in Alaska, St. Petersburg in Russia and Zurich in Switzerland.
In addition to Newark, Icelandair offers year-round service to Iceland from Boston, New York JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto. The airline also offers seasonal service to Iceland from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, and Anchorage (starting May 15).
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 says it is the only airline which allows passengers to stop over in Iceland for no additional airfare price.
Additional information about Icelandair’s fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.