Icelandair And WestJet Join Forces To Open The Skies Between North America And
-- New connections between North America, Iceland, and cities
across Europe now available -
QUINCY, Mass., April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet and Icelandair have launched a
new interline agreement opening up the skies for passengers connecting between
the Americas and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe.
Passengers can now book a single combined e-ticket for WestJet and Icelandair
flights which includes the conveniences of single check-in for all flights and
baggage sent through to the final destination.
When connecting in the Americas, Icelandair customers will enjoy WestJet's
fleet of Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft serving more than 80 cities in
North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
"Icelandair and WestJet share many of the same philosophies including offering
our passengers a refreshing travel experience," said Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson,
Icelandair's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Our complementary
customer service and connections through Toronto and Halifax make this a
natural partnership. We also look forward to further opening the skies of
Canada for both inbound and outbound passengers."
Earlier this year Icelandair expanded its seasonal service from Toronto to a
year-round operation with plans to increase capacity next summer. Icelandair
will also resume seasonal service from Halifax with two flights a week
starting June 1, 2013.
"We're excited to welcome Icelandair as WestJet's thirty-second partner
airline," said Todd Peterson, WestJet's Director, Alliances. "Icelandair and
WestJet share a reputation for quality service and great value. The new
relationship between our airlines will enhance options for travel between
North America and Europe."
Icelandair, the national carrier of Iceland since 1937, offers service to
Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal
service from Newark, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford,
Halifax, and Anchorage (starting May 15, 2013). Connections through
Icelandair's hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than
20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only
Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Additional information about Icelandair's fares and packages to Iceland and
beyond is available at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.
Michael Raucheisen, Icelandair - The Americas, (857)
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