Icelandair will launch service from Denver next spring with four flights a week to Reykjavik in Iceland.
Denver will become Icelandair’s ninth North American gateway when, on May 11, 2012, flight FI670 commences non-stop service from Denver International Airport to Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Through its hub at Keflavik, Icelandair – Iceland’s flag carrier since 1937 – offers non-stop flights to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe.
“We were thrilled to choose Denver from a short-list of potential new gateway cities, as we feel it is a natural fit for Icelandair. Denverites will love the nature, lifestyle and culture of Iceland, while Icelanders will feel at home with the landscape, active lifestyle, and independent philosophy in Denver,” says Birkir Holm Gudnasson, CEO of Icelandair.
During the Sixties and Seventies, Icelandair was known as the “backpacker airline” and was the airline of choice for many college students because of its low fares and convenient routes. Today, Icelandair sports a new look, three cabins of service, leather seats throughout, personal in-flight entertainment centers for all passengers and is still recognized as a value airline.
“We are elated to have been chosen as Icelandair’s ninth North American market,” says Kim Day, Aviation Manager for Denver International Airport. “As the fifth-busiest airport in the United States, Denver International Airport serves more than 160 destinations nonstop. Our airport is not only the gateway to the beautiful state of Colorado, but is also a strong U.S. hub, providing easy access to many points beyond Denver.”
Denver International Airport serves the Denver metropolitan area and will also act as a connecting point for Icelandair to and from various U.S. omestic carriers which serve Denver. United Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines all have substantial presences at Denver International Airport.
“I am looking forward to the relationship between the City of Denver and Icelandair, and to personally welcoming the first flight from Reykjavik,” says Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. “This flight will allow us to continue to bring new global opportunities to Colorado and to stimulate growth in our economy. It will also open our doors to new markets and allow our business and leisure travelers originating in Denver to enjoy an easy one-stop connection to Scandinavia, the U.K. and Europe.”
To celebrate service from the Mile-High City, Icelandair is offering Mile-High Getaway packages to Iceland starting from $679 per person, available at www.icelandair.us/offers-and-bookings/book-packages/package/item541358/Mile_High_Getaway_to_Iceland.
This package includes round-trip airfare, two nights hotel at the newly refurbished Icelandair Natura, early check-in with welcome breakfast on arrival, a Reykjanes Peninsula and Golden Circle Tour (which highlight Iceland’s natural wonders) and a peek at Iceland’s famous Blue Lagoon.
In addition to Denver, Icelandair offers non-stop service to Iceland from Boston, New York JFK and Seattle. The airline also operates seasonal service from Washington, D.C.; 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 stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Additional information about Icelandair fares and packages to Iceland and onward is available at www.icelandair.us or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.