Icelandair announced its 2024 flight schedule, the most extensive to date, with the introduction of two new North American routes: Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and Halifax in Nova Scotia.
The company will offer flights to more than 50 destinations, with daily flights to 28 destinations in Europe and North America and more than one flight per day to 19 of them. Two new destinations are added to Icelandair’s program for summer 2024: Halifax and Pittsburgh. The frequency of flights will also be increased to a number of destinations. An expanded matching system will offer 800 different matching options, and many more through matching agreements code sharing with other airlines. In 2024, available seat kilometer (ASK) is expected to increase by at least 10% compared to 2023. Three aircraft Boeing 737 MAX 8 will be added to Icelandair’s fleet in 2024. The company’s fleet will then have 42 planesincluding 21 Boeing 737 MAX.
Icelandair will offer flights to Pittsburgh, the company’s twelfth destination in the United States. With four flights per week, the program will be offered from mid-May to the end of October. Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania and is located on the banks of three rivers. Nicknamed the City of Three Bridges, it has long been associated with the steel industry, but also has cultural charm and several beautiful green parks.
After a few years of interruption, flights to Halifax will resume, with three flights per week from May 31 to mid-October 2024. Halifax is the capital of Nova Scotia, on the east coast of Canada. A dynamic city and active center of commerce and maritime industry, the city is an exciting destination, ideal for a relaxing family vacation.
“We are presenting an ambitious flight program for next summer, the largest in the company’s history”comments Bogi Nils Bogason, CEO of Icelandair. “Our fleet continues to grow and next year we will add three new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, efficient and more environmentally friendly aircraft. We are very pleased to add two new destinations in North America and to significantly increase frequency to other destinations. The North American market has been very strong, with Americans now making up the largest tourist group in Iceland. Our experienced team, comprehensive sales infrastructure and strong international brand, combined with valuable cooperative agreements with other airlines, enable us to continue to progress and seize the opportunities we see in our markets. »