21.01.2011 17:04

Quincy, MA, January 18, 2010 – As Icelandair prepares for the launch of their new service from Washington, D.C. starting May 17, 2011, plans to expand service have already been scheduled.

Additional Wednesday flights will be added starting July 13, 2011 offering passengers flights from Dulles International 5 days a week through July 27, 2011. Seasonal service will continue with four flights a week through September 13, 2011. Washington, D.C. is the latest city added to the 2011 Icelandair schedule with a total of 8 North American gateways and over 20 destinations in Europe.

Earlier this year Iceland was ranked #4 in the 41 places to go in 2011by The New York Times and touted as the #1 travel destination for 2011 by U.S.A Today. Tourism is on the rise for 2011 and Icelandair has been preparing for the increased demand by increasing capacity. Additional flights from Seattle and Toronto were announced in 2010 along with additional morning flights during the summer from the year-round gateways of Boston and New York.

Icelandair has also announced service to a host of new destinations in Europe and their 2011 network will feature the largest schedule in its 73 year history.

In addition to Washington, D.C., Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, and seasonal service from Minneapolis - St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Toronto. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to over 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Additional information about Icelandair fares and packages to Iceland and beyond is available at www.icelandair.us or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.