04.09.2015 14:00

Quincy, MA, September 4, 2015
– Icelandair returns to Orlando International Airport this evening with the arrival of flight FI689 from Keflavik, Iceland, touching down at 8:55pm local time. The special northern lights livery, displayed on the Boeing 757 named Hekla Aurora, will be seen illuminating the skies over Florida as it prepares for the first flight from MCO in nearly 10 years.

Beginning tomorrow, September 5, 2015, Icelandair will resume seasonal, non-stop service from Orlando International Airport to Iceland, with connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe. Flights will operate four days a week with 7:00pm departures on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

“Icelandair has a long history with Orlando International Airport and we look forward to offering Florida travelers a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond. Seasonal flights from MCO will give locals the opportunity to explore the world and Europeans the chance to enjoy the many family-friendly sites in Orlando and central Florida,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO, Icelandair.

Icelandair provided service from their longtime gateway of Orlando International (MCO) before moving to Orlando Sanford International (SFB) in 2006. Now, with their return to MCO, passengers will gain improved access to Icelandair’s schedule including increased flights, more destinations and more gateways.

“We are very pleased with Icelandair’s service which offers convenient access to Central Florida and a variety of connection options available by more than 70 non-stop destinations from Orlando International Airport for its customers,” said Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “It is exciting to re-establish our long relationship with Icelandair and the access benefits from its Keflavik hub provided to our passengers to explore interesting locations in Scandinavia, United Kingdom and Continental Europe.” 

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, Chicago-ORD, Denver, Edmonton, New York-JFK, Newark, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.; and seasonal service from Anchorage, Halifax, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Montreal, Orlando, Portland, OR, and Vancouver, BC. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.

For additional information about Icelandair’s fares to Iceland & beyond, please visit us at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877) I-FLY-ICE.