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Icelandair to increase flight capacity between Glasgow Airport and Reykjavik
09 August 2017
Glasgow Airport has received a further boost as Icelandair reveal plans to increase capacity on its popular Glasgow to Reykjavik route.
From 13 November 2017 Icelandair will increase capacity on its Glasgow to Reykjavik route with the introduction of the larger Boeing 757-300 aircraft with capacity for 222 passengers on four of its seven weekly flights, replacing the 183-seat Boeing 757-200 currently used.
The route will continue to operate daily.
The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route with up to 91,457 passengers travelling between Scotland’s largest city and Reykjavik in 2016.
Flights between Glasgow and Reykjavik and hugely popular with Icelandic and North American tourists using the service to visit Glasgow and discover Scotland's cultural capital boasting incredible architecture steeped in history, world-renowned shopping, crowded pubs and clubs and terrific restaurants, and other major tourist draws throughout Western Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and many of the country’s top whisky distilleries and golf courses.
Flights between Glasgow and Reykjavik are equally popular with Scottish travellers.
Visitors to Reykjavík always experience the pure energy at the heart of Iceland’s capital city -whether from the boiling thermal energy underground, the natural green energy within the city and around it, or the lively culture and fun-filled nightlife. The world’s northernmost capital is framed by the majestic Mount Esja, which keeps a watchful eye on the city, and the blue waters of Faxafloi Bay. On a sunny day, the mystical Snaefellsjokull glacier appears crystal-like on the western horizon, while mountainous moonscapes spread to the southeast. Reykjavík is a great place to visit, whether for some cultural nourishment, a spot of unbridled fun or to recharge your batteries. Think of the ideal city break and you’ll think of Reykjavík.
From Reykjavik passengers can connect seamlessly with onward Icelandair flights to 16 destinations throughout Canada and the United States including Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, Orlando, Seattle, Vancouver and Washington DC. 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, giving passengers a seamless and hassle-free connection.
Whither travelling to North America or returning to Scotland, Icelandair offer passengers the unique opportunity to stopover in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.
The increase in capacity to Reykjavik further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's gateway to Iceland with Scotland's only daily service. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond.
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 Reykjavik and beyond can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.