Icelandair announced recently the increase of its seasonal service between Vancouver and Reykjavik to year-round. The expanded service will further link British Columbians to Iceland and key European destinations. “The flight to Vancouver has been favourable and we see opportunities to improve our transatlantic network with all the connections from Europe. We began seasonal service from Vancouver on May 14, 2014 and has continued to see increased demand to Iceland and beyond. Our new year-round schedule will offer Vancouverites a refreshing alternative to more than 25 destinations in Europe and we look forward to welcoming you aboard,” says Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair’s CEO.
The expanded Icelandair service will further strengthen Vancouver airport and Icelandair’s successful partnership, which started with the launch of its YVR – KEF service in 2014. The flight will continue to use the Boeing 757 aircraft and will depart KEF two days a week on Thursdays and Saturdays at 17:10 and arrive in YVR at 17:50; it will depart YVR on Fridays and Sundays at 15:45 and arrive at KEF at 06:00. Service will ramp up to three days a week in 2018.