Iceland’s national carrier Icelandair recently announced it will be launching direct flights to Montreal from Reykjavik in May 2016 with convenient connections from all the six airports in the UK from where the airline also operates its flights services.
A spokesperson of Icelandair said that the airline will conduct four flights per week starting from May 16 till November 8. The flights will be conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The duration of the flight between Montreal and Reykjavik will be nearly five hours.
Montreal will now become Icelandair’s fifth destination in Canada and 16th in North America. The other destinations where the airline operates its flights include Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver. The airline offers year-round service to Edmonton and Toronto, while it provides seasonal flights to Halifax and Vancouver during summer.
According to the airline, the flights to Montreal will provide easy connections to the customers to all the six airports in the UK where the airline currently serves. These include London Heathrow, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Gatwick and Aberdeen. With a population of around four million people, Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada after Toronto. A key city of Quebec Province, it is the only place in Canada, where majority of inhabitants speak French. Montreal is also the centre of arts, culture and business for French-speaking Canadian, and is widely considered to be more European when compared to many other cities in North America.
Birkir Holm Gudnason, Chief Executive of Icelandair, said, “Montreal fits perfectly well with the airline’s route network. The company’s aim will be to strengthen its business further and offer affordable way for business community and tourists between Montreal and major European cities.”