By Don Douloff, April 17, 2008
Icelandair will begin flights to Toronto on May 2, changing the focus of its North Atlantic operations. As part of that process, the airline terminated its Baltimore/Washington service on Jan. 13, shifting it to Toronto.
"[Toronto] has the potential to become a very popular destination for Icelanders, as it’s a thriving multicultural city," says Jón Karl Ólafsson, CEO of Icelandair. "It also offers possibilities for inbound tourism to Iceland, as Toronto is the key Canadian transportation hub for millions of people. Last year, we started flying again to Halifax, so we have a strong focus on Canada at the moment."
Icelandair will begin with three flights weekly to Toronto and, by peak summer months, will increase to five flights per week. In November, the airline will return to three weekly flights.