First Icelandair flights to Stavanger begin


Icelandair is the airline which links North America and Europe using Iceland as a hub. Now Icelandair’s extensive route network has grown to provide Stavanger in Norway with a convenient and good value to fly to the USA, Canada and Iceland.

Icelandair today commenced two-times-a-week flights to Stavanger in western Norway from its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland. To celebrate the event, the Mayor of Stavanger, Leif Johan Sevland and the Director of Stavanger Airport, Leif Lorentzen were welcomed by Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO, and other passengers at a reception ceremony onboard the plane.

For many years Icelandair has been running daily services to Oslo and set up a Bergen service two years ago as well. This summer there will be daily flights from Oslo, and two times a week from Stavanger and Bergen.

Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair’s CEO explained the potential of better services to Norway: “The Icelandair business idea is to use the geographical location of Iceland between North America and Northern Europe for profitable airline operations. These west Norwegian communities, Bergen and Stavanger, each have a similar population to Iceland, they have strong economies and highly developed tourism, especially in the cruise business. There are also strong historical and social ties between Iceland and this area, and a large number of Icelanders live there. This fits our model and strategy. We are confident that we can build up a very convenient service with sales in all our markets – in North America, in Iceland and in Norway. Icelandair can now offer quite superior connections to and from the region and North America.”

As the biggest airline in Iceland, Icelandair runs connections between 18 European cities and Iceland – with quick and convenient connections on to North America. The airline even offers travellers the chance to stay in Iceland for a few days at no extra cost in air fare.

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