Icelandair ups UK frequency and adds Alaska route

Icelandair is to raise frequency from Glasgow and Gatwick from next year as it adds Alaska to its transatlantic network.

Flights to Iceland from Glasgow will rise to four a week from March 15 while Gatwick will see the number of weekly services increase to three a week from May 21.

The increased UK connections are to be introduced as the carrier starts serving Anchorage in Alaska.

Two flights a week will operate between May 15 and September 15, providing connections to and from the UK.

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development commissioner Susan Bell said: “We believe Icelandair’s new route to Alaska will be hugely successful, and will continue to underscore our role as a premier destination as well as to help us grow in the UK market.”

The airline’s UK and Ireland general manager Hjorvar Saeberg Hognasson added: “We are thrilled about our newest destination Alaska and are pleased to be able to offer our UK customers even more frequency in 2013. This increased frequency makes it easier to travel to not only Iceland but all of our destinations in North America.”

Icelandair currently flies from Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow to Iceland with connecting services to Boston, Denver, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York, Orlando, Seattle, Washington DC, Halifax and Toronto.

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