Icelandair to launch seasonal service from Montreal to Iceland next May

Icelandair to launch seasonal service from Montreal next May

QUINCY, MA — Icelandair will launch new seasonal service from Montreal to Iceland beginning May 19, 2016.

Flights from Pierre Trudeau International Airport will mark the arrival of the airline’s first gateway in the province of Quebec, and 16th in North America.

As part of Icelandair’s extensive timetable, four flights a week will be offered from Canada’s second largest city through Nov. 8, 2016 with departures on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The five-hour, nonstop flight to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport also provides connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe, including Paris, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo.

After the signing of the 2007 open skies agreement between Iceland and Canada, Icelandair continued to develop service from the Great White North. Following the commencement of Halifax in 1998, new gateways were launched including Toronto in 2008, Edmonton and Vancouver in 2014, and Montreal beginning in 2016.

“Montreal will be our fifth Canadian gateway, opening the skies to Europe from Canada’s second largest city. The addition of Montreal will give Canadians coast to coast more options in travel from Canada and provide both the business and leisure traveler a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO.

Only Icelandair allows passengers to take an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.