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Porter and Icelandair Sign Interline Agreement

Porter Airlines and Icelandair have signed an interline agreement that will allow passengers to book a single combined e-ticket for Porter and Icelandair flights. It is Porter’s first interline agreement providing access to Europe.

The agreement, which is effective immediately, includes the convenience of checking baggage through to the final destination. Connections from more than 10 Canadian gateways are now available between airlines in Halifax, Boston, Washington-Dulles and New York-Newark.

Earlier this year, Icelandair expanded its seasonal service from Toronto-Pearson to a year-round operation with plans to increase capacity next summer. Icelandair also resumed seasonal service from Halifax with up to three flights a week.

“Canada is a growing market for Icelandair with many exciting opportunities on the horizon. The agreement with Porter Airlines will allow us to offer our passengers even more connections and flexibility throughout Canada,” said Thorsteinn Egilsson, Icelandair general manager — The Americas.

“This is Porter’s first interline agreement providing access to Europe, said Michael Deluce, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines. “Icelandair has numerous gateways without our network that passengers can fly from.”

Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Newark, Washington (D.C.), Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax and Anchorage. Connection to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and continental Europe are available through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

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