Easyjet, one of the UK’s major airlines, is offering two new routes from Manchester and Edinburgh, in the UK, to Reykjavik, Iceland.
The airline will be flying a new service from Manchester Airport in England, to Reykjavik, twice weekly, on Thursdays and Saturdays, and from Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, to Reykjavik, on Mondays and Thursdays. Both of the routes commence from March 2013.
Paul Simmons, the airline’s director in the UK, said, ‘We’re delighted to be expanding our flights from the UK to Reykjavik in response to the route’s growing popularity. The destination is proving popular for leisure and business travellers alike with easyJet fares available from as little as £24.99 (one way including taxes).
easyJet has carried almost 30,000 passengers between London and Reykjavik since its London Luton service to the city launched in March and we anticipate over 75,000 more passengers will take advantage of the easy and affordable flights from Manchester and Edinburgh next Summer.
We’re confident that uptake from passengers in both Manchester and Scotland will help the UK’s connections with Iceland to go from strength to strength.’
The airline commenced its new service to Reykjavik from London Luton Airport at the beginning of the year, and the popularity of the route with passengers in both countries will have influenced the opening of the new routes, as well as the recently increased frequency of the Luton service, from three to four flights per week.
Iceland is growing in popularity as a holiday destination, thanks mainly to its volcanic terrain.