Your Scottish Airport to the World
Icelandair launch new flight connection from Glasgow to Philadelphia
14 June 2017
Scottish travellers have received a further boost as Icelandair launch a new flight connection between Glasgow Airport and Philadelphia while increasing flights to Chicago, Denver, Edmonton, Portland and Washington DC.
The inaugural flight departed from Reykjavik on 30 May 2017 with flights to Philadelphia now operating every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Alongside a new route to Philadelphia, Icelandair has increased the number of flights it operates on existing routes with the airline now flying daily from Glasgow to Chicago, Denver, Edmonton and Washington DC, while offering five flights per week to Portland, via the airlines Reykjavik hub.
Passengers connecting in Reykjavik with Icelandair benefit from checking-in at Glasgow Airport with their bags being checked through to their final destination and when checking-in at Glasgow, passengers will receive boarding passes for their flight to Reykjavik and those for the onward connecting flight to Canada or the United States, giving passengers a seamless and hassle-free connection.
Passengers flying with Icelandair from Glasgow to Canada and the United States can stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare, giving passengers the unique opportunity to explore Iceland, both country and culture, without adding onto their ticket price.
Philadelphia is the birth city of American democracy and is where the Declaration of Independence was adopted. As such, Philadelphia is home to a rich and unique history with world class museums, beautiful architecture and monuments commemorating its past throughout the city. View the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of freedom across America. Immerse yourself in Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Explore the resident and changing exhibits about American history at the National Constitution Center or visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art and run up the iconic 'Rocky Steps' as you overlook the city. Whenever you visit Philadelphia, you’ll find an abundance of things to see and do and with direct flights from Glasgow Airport, discovering Philadelphia could not be easier.
Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair, said: “Philadelphia will further strengthen Icelandair’s presence in the Mid-Atlantic and better serve our passengers with faster travel times to Europe and easy connections through Pennsylvania’s largest city. Philadelphians will now have a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond, and Icelanders and Europeans will have direct access to the historic city of Philadelphia, boasting the fifth largest population in the United States. This is an exciting and significant moment for Icelandair and we look forward to welcoming Philadelphia aboard.”
Icelandair competes head-to-head with American Airlines on the popular Glasgow to Philadelphia route with the US airline offering daily, non-stop flights between Scotland's largest city and Philadelphia.
Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 20 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.
Icelandair flights from Glasgow to Chicago, Denver, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Portland, Washington DC and more can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.