Seattle will soon be a destination for Icelandair


Icelandair has said it will begin new scheduled service between Seattle, Washington, and Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning July 22, 2009, offering four flights a week departing Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 4:30 pm, arriving in Reykjavik at 6:45 am the following morning.

“Icelandair is pleased to now offer more choices to Europe’s top destinations from Seattle,” said Thorsteinn Egilsson, general manager – The Americas. “We also look forward to partnering with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in serving all westward travelers, including the large Scandinavian population of the Pacific Northwest.”

“Flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays will connect with Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and London, offering up to 4 hours faster connection times from Seattle to Scandinavia than possible through other European hubs,” Iceland’s flag carrier said. “ Flights to Helsinki, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris will also be available via Reykjavik. Connecting flights returning via Reykjavik arrive in Seattle at 5:45 pm, just in time for dinner at home or easy connections throughout North America.”

Icelandai said it will use the 183-seat Boeing 757-200ER aircraft for the Seattle-Reykjavik flight. “The Boeing 757’s versatility continues to create value for our longstanding and esteemed customer Icelandair,” said Aldo Basile, vice president of Sales, Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We commend Icelandair for optimizing the abilities of the airplane to open new routes and look forward to seeing Icelandair’s 757s flying with its distinctive winglets above the Seattle skies soon.”

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, was founded in 1937, and is the only airline in existence today with such a long and distinguished record on the North Atlantic transatlantic route