Icelandair will begin a scheduled service from Reykjavik (KEF) to Montreal, Canada in May 2016 with connections from all 6 UK airports serviced by FI: London Heathrow and Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and newly announced Aberdeen.
Montreal will be FI’s 5th gateway in Canada and 16th in North America. Flights will operate 4 times weekly until November 2016, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“We believe Montreal fits well with the Icelandair route network and will strengthen our business. We can offer a refreshing and affordable way for tourists and business community between the destination and major European cities,” says Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
FI destinations in Canada have increased in the last few years, with Edmonton and Vancouver routes starting last year and complementing the already established service to Toronto and Halifax.
FI has already announced that it will begin year-round flights to Chicago, Illinois and Aberdeen, Scotland from March next year.