Flights to UK’s second-biggest city start February 5
Icelandair has announced it will launch scheduled flights to Birmingham, the UK’s second-biggest city, on February 5 next year. The service opens up a new option for passengers traveling to and from the UK, in what will be the airline’s fifth destination in Britain and 25th in Europe.
Flights to Birmingham Airport will depart Keflavik International on Monday and Thursday mornings. Return service departs Birmingham shortly after midday.
Icelandair says that with easy connections via Keflavik passengers traveling from North America will now have one of the quickest elapsed flight times to the British Midlands region, close to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and the scenic country of Wales.
The airline offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Washington DC, Seattle, Denver and Toronto, with seasonal service from Newark, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax and Anchorage. Connections via Keflavik are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the UK and Europe. Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland for up to seven days at no additional airfare.
[map courtesy Icelandair]