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More routes from Sola. Icelandair in move to “upgrade” airport’s accessibility. Should you wish to fly to the US and Canada but wish to save on time, then the possibilities of achieving both are limited at present. From 02 June Icelandair will be offering services twice a week via Keflavik, and three times per week in July.Shorter With a flying time of 2½ hours, a stopover of 1½, and without having to spend the night on the island, the total journey times to New York, Minneapolis, and Boston will be reduced by up to four hours in comparison to journeys via Frankfurt or Heathrow.

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More routes from Sola

Published on Thursday, 28th May, 2009 at 23:56 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Icelandair in move to “upgrade” airport’s accessibility.

Icelandair plane
Icelandair plane
Photo: Bjørn Tore Larsen


Should you wish to fly to the US and Canada but wish to save on time, then the possibilities of achieving both are limited at present. From 02 June Icelandair will be offering services twice a week via Keflavik, and three times per week in July.

Shorter

With a flying time of 2½ hours, a stopover of 1½, and without having to spend the night on the island, the total journey times to New York, Minneapolis, and Boston will be reduced by up to four hours in comparison to journeys via Frankfurt or Heathrow.

“You leave in the afternoon, and the time difference means that you arrive in the US in the afternoon”, Bjørn Tore Larsen, Icelandair’s head of sales in Norway tells The Foreigner.

And from 22 July, the airline will be adding Seattle to their list of destinations that can be reached without a stopover.

Important

So why pick Stavanger?

“Stavanger wasn’t a destination that we served, so the decision to fly there was made in the course of just two weeks. The west coast of Norway is important to us” says Larsen.

Three classes

The 757-200s that the airline will use on these routes hold a total of 189 passengers, plus four cabin personnel and the pilots. For those wishing to work whilst on board, both their Saga and Economy Comfort classes, with their 2 plus 2 configurations seating 22 and up to 26 respectively, have power outlets for PCs. The entertainment system on board is free for everyone, and offers the same programmes throughout the aircraft.

At present, outward flights are offered twice a week on Tuesdays and Sundays, with Wednesdays being added in July.

And although the return from Keflavik is a triangle route via Bergen, Larsen assures passengers that this is still a time-saver in relation to what possibilities are available at the moment.



Published on Thursday, 28th May, 2009 at 23:56 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: sola, stavanger, icelandair, iceland, keflavik, usa, canada, routes, bergen, norway.





  
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