Icelandair launched flights to Edmonton. The prominent airline of Iceland commenced nonstop service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Reykjavik Airport (RKV). This service promises to offer seamless connections between the Canadian city and the capital city of the European nation of Iceland.
The inaugural flight was remarkable for the airline as the country’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davio Gunnlaugsson was amid the first batch of passengers to touch down at Edmonton. He boarded the flight in a bid to promote the country in Canada. The airline expressed happiness and pleasure about the high profile passengers and the maiden service between the city pair.
The distance between the two cities is approximately 3,065 miles and it took about six and a half hours to arrive in the Canadian city. At present, the airline will provide four times a week service. However, it will increase the frequency to five-weekly flights during the peak travel time in the summer months. Edmonton is a beautiful city and a popular tourist destination. Some of the most famous attractions here include The Art Gallery of Alberta, The Edmonton Valley Zoo, Elk Island National Park, World Waterpark, and The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
Established in the year 1937, the airline continues to fly to various destinations worldwide. Currently, it serves 45 cities using a fleet of 21 aircrafts from the Boeing family. Some of the cities that the airline flies to, comprise Amsterdam, Baltimore, Barcelona, Denver, Halifax, Paris, Brussels, Vancouver, Copenhagen, and Zurich.