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Icelandair´s Inaugural flight to Pittsburgh

Icelandair´s Inaugural flight to Pittsburgh

On May 16th, Icelandair launched a non-stop seasonal service between Pittsburgh and Keflavik International Airport. The inaugural flight was celebrated at Keflavik Airport with ribbon cutting, a water salute and food and drink for passengers and other guests.

At Keflavik Airport, we congratulate Icelandair on its newest destination, Pittsburgh, and we are convinced that this addition will yield great benefits for the airline and its passengers," says Sveinbjörn Indriðason, CEO of Isavia – the Keflavik Airport operator.

Tómas Ingason, Icelandair´s Chief Commercial Officer, and Sveinbjörn Indriðason, Isavia´s CEO.

“Pittsburgh is the latest addition to our extensive route network and our sixteenth destination in North America,” says Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason. “The North American market has been very strong and in recent years, US citizens have been the largest group of tourists visiting Iceland. The Pittsburgh route is off to a good start, with passengers from 25 European destinations booked to Pittsburgh and travelers from Pittsburgh have booked flights to 30 destinations in Europe.”

Icelandair will offer four flights a week between Keflavik Airport and Pittsburgh until the end of October.

Mr. Indriðason also added that it was a cause for celebration every time a new destination was added at Keflavik Airport. “Airport Council International states that a 10% increase in flight connections boosts economic growth by 0.5%, which is certainly a reason to celebrate each new addition by our robust airlines," says Mr. Indriðason.