Icelandair to Terminate BWI Operations

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COLUMBIA, Md. (TVLW) – Icelandair will terminate services from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), effective January 13, 2008, due to escalating costs and decreasing revenues. “We are fine-tuning the Icelandair route network and our capacity in an effort to increase profitability,” said Jon Karl Olafsson, president and CEO of Icelandair.

Mid-Atlantic area travelers may be accommodated on Icelandair’s flights to Iceland and beyond via Boston and New York-JFK, where additional flights will expand capacity up to two flights daily in peak season next year.

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Icelandair will offer year round service from Canada beginning April 21, 2008 in Halifax and May 2, 2008 in Toronto. Icelandair continues US operations in Boston, New York-JFK, Minneapolis/St. Paul (seasonal) and Orlando Sanford.

Icelandair services some 20 destinations in Scandinavia, Great Britain and Continental Europe through its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland.