Business & Government Oct 04, 2017

New Gateway and Updates from Icelandair!

The airline recently announced lighter fare options and the addition of Dublin to its flight network.

Exciting things are coming from Icelandair, including lower prices, more fare options and a new gateway opening in Dublin! Now it’s easier to fly to more destinations than ever before at flexible options to enhance your travel experience.

On October 4, Icelandair released a brand new fare level, Economy Light, which gives rewards to passengers who choose to travel with less baggage. These passengers will still be able to enjoy all of Icelandair’s amenities and quality of service, including in-flight entertainment; non-alcoholic beverages; gate-to-gate wi-fi access;comfortable, spacious seats and more. Economy Light passengers will still be able to pre-select their seats in the same Economy Cabin as other passengers, with an allowance of up to 10kg (22lbs) of carry-on luggage included.

“We are making some progressive changes in our service and among those is Economy Light. This option is designed for travellers taking a short weekend getaway or a quick business trip abroad. The new fare is also perfect when traveling with family members who don’t require additional luggage such as children or couples who can pack together,” said Guðmundur Óskarsson, SVP of Sales & Marketing.

Icelandair also recently announced its latest gateway opening: Dublin, Ireland! Starting May 8, 2018, Icelandair will commence its year-round service to Ireland’s capital city. The non-stop flights with operate six days a week with connections from 20 gateways in North America.

“We look forward to offering service to the capital of Ireland, also known as one of the friendliest cities in Europe,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO. “Ireland will be a welcome destination for North American travelers wanting to explore castles, culture and have access to the beautiful Irish countryside, with green fields, friendly, English speaking residents and a rich and exciting history. We look forward to connecting our passengers to this amazing city and welcoming Dublin aboard.”

You can find more information about Dublin and Icelandair’s upcoming flight schedule here.


Icelandair has been in operation since 1937 and celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. As an aviation pioneer, Icelandair continues to grow by adding new aircraft to its modern fleet, more destinations and popular amenities including over 600 hours of personal in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access available on all routes. Today, the company flies to 20 North American gateways and more than 25 cities in Europe. It’s projected that Icelandair will transport four million passengers in 2017.