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Birmingham Airport announces new Icelandic route

The team at Car Hire Birmingham Airport think the new route to Iceland will be a popular one when it goes live next year.

Next year there will be new flights from Birmingham Airport to Iceland, starting in February 2015. The leading airline in Iceland, Icelandair will operate twice a week flights to Reykjavik on Monday’s and Thursday’s. On top of this there will be a flight option to North America.

Birmingham Airport’s aviation development director William Pearson said, “The decision by Icelandair to commence services from Birmingham is fantastic news for Midlands’ business and leisure travellers wanting to reach Reykjavik, and indeed onwards to the USA and Canada using Icelandair’s strong network of connecting flights. The carrier recognises the benefits that Birmingham Airport can deliver to its operation and its passengers, such as the strong local catchment, excellent road and rail access and efficient terminal infrastructure. We’re therefore very pleased that Icelandair has chosen the Midlands to become its new UK gateway and we look forward to working with the team and welcoming passengers on the new service in February 2015.”

The Icelandic destination is just under three hours from Birmingham Airport, with it becoming a popular year-round destination according to airport bosses.

Andres Jonsson, general manager of Icelandair UK, added “We are delighted to announce Birmingham as our newest gateway in the UK. Our first route from the Midlands will not only open up opportunities of travelling to and from Iceland but also a refreshing and convenient way to North America. By using Iceland’s geographical position midway between Europe and North America we can offer some of the fastest elapse times from Birmingham to popular destinations such as Washington DC and Seattle.”