Icelandair Begins New Belfast Service

Icelandair has started offering flights from Belfast City Airport (BHD) to Reykjavik (KEF).  The new year-round service will operate up to three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

The new Belfast route is operated by Air Iceland Connect on its 72 seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft in a code sharing partnership with Icelandair, offering great connections at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland to destinations in the US and Canada through Icelandair‘s network. The flight time is 2:55 hours to and from George Best Belfast City Airport, which is only five minutes from the city centre.

Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of Belfast City Airport, welcomes Arni Gunnarsson, CEO of Air Iceland Connect, to Belfast as the first flight on the new Icelandair route from Belfast City Airport to Reykjavik arrived.

Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of George Best Belfast City Airport, said: “This is a hugely exciting period for Belfast City Airport following our recent co-hosting of the Routes Europe conference, and the launch of our new three-times weekly flight to Reykjavik will help continue the positive momentum.

“We have a strong track record of forming successful partnerships with internationally-renowned airlines such as Icelandair.

“There has been strong demand for the flights since they were announced in December, with the route offering passengers an extremely convenient connection to a host of destinations in the USA and Canada, and we are confident this will continue to grow.”