Icelandair Picks Anchorage as New Gateway in North America
Icelandair announced that Anchorage, Alaska will be its newest gateway in North America, and further announced two new destinations, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Zurich, Switzerland. Non-stop seasonal service between Reykjavík, Iceland and Anchorage will be offered twice a week through mid-September 2013, and will begin on May 15, 2013.
Flights from Iceland to St. Petersburg are set to begin June 1, 2013, with non-stop flights twice a week through September 17, 2013. Flights to Zurich are set to begin June 1, 2013, and continue through September 14, 2013, with non-stop flights twice a week during this time.
Alaska Airlines is planning to provide domestic connections to Icelandair flights through Anchorage.
Icelandair traces its start back to 1937 and the first flights began in 1938. Today it operates flights to 33 cities in 13 countries from its hub at Keflavík International Airport. This includes service to Iceland from Boston, New York (JFK), Seattle, and Denver, with seasonal service from Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando, Halifax, and Toronto.
The airline offers connections to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia and Europe at its hub at Keflavik International Airport. Stopovers in Iceland are available at no additional charge.
(Photo: Hansueli Krapf)