Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18823 posts, RR: 54 Posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
Complementing LGW-KEF, EZY will fly EDI-KEF and MAN-KEF. Both will be 2x weekly, with EDI starting on the 14th February and MAN 21st March. One-way fares for EDI-KEF start from £24.99 including taxes but excluding card fee, and £28.99 from MAN.
SCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 456 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1199 times:
Quoting something (Reply 1): What is it with all the traffic to Iceland these days? DL from JFK, Iceland Air expanding, WOWair or whatever their low cost carrier's name was, Air Berlin expanding there, Swiss/Edelweiss etc.?
International tourism is growing in Iceland, particularly the number of American tourists: http://www.visitreykjavik.is/PortalD...l/VisitRek_Newsletter.feb.2012.pdf Don't forget Iceland is also way cheaper these days (their currency lost a lot of value) than before the crisis, when Iceland was lubriciously expensive for the average American/European tourist. And it is still quite exotic for most Americans and Europeans, their main targets.
Icelandair is a hub airline with new "niche" additions (ANC, DEN, SEA) that seem to work pretty well for them. They also market themselves quite aggressively (at least in Boston and NYC) with their "Only 5 hours from BOS/NYC" (or whatever it is) and their free-stopovers in USA-EU flights. I certainly know a bunch of people who have lately traveled with Icelandair for holidays, stopping there in their way to the other side of the Atlantic... or even just for a long weekend.