EasyJet's first flight to Iceland
EasyJet, the UK’s largest airline began operating its new route between London Luton Airport and Keflavik International Airport (KEF) serving Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, on Tuesday 27th March. The company will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays during the summer season and twice weekly in winter.
The inauguration flight was greeted by Isavia’s (KEF operator) Managing Director Bjorn Oli Hauksson and British Ambassador Ian Whitting. Hauksson congratulated easyjet on the opening of the new route and said that it signifies a very positive turn for the Icelandic tourist trade that is demonstrated by the interest of such an important airline.
EasyJet flights will land at Keflavik International Airport, offering passengers a first glimpse of Iceland’s breath taking scenery. Set against a backdrop of snow-topped mountains the capital, Reykjavik, is known for its weekend nightlife, health spas, world-class restaurants and countless museums.
Iceland is famed for its natural wonderland of spouting geysers, gigantic glaciers and the tranquil Blue Lagoon. During the winter months, travellers can experience the spectacular northern lights and in the summer months the island enjoys warm temperatures and up to 22 hours of daylight.
Keflavik International is renowned for passenger comfort and was the winner of the Airports Council International service award in 2009 and 2011. The airport offers a variety of tax free shopping both on departure and arrival, including local and international brand name luxury items at bargain prices.
Paul Simmons, easyJet's UK Director, said: "We are thrilled our first flight to Iceland has taken off from London Luton Airport today and are pleased with the fantastic response we have received from passengers. This is set to be one of our most successful destinations to date, and as a result we have committed to a year-round service."
"easyJet’s pledge is to make travel easy and affordable and this new route will help boost business and leisure travel to and from Iceland."