QUINCY, MA, and TORONTO, July 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Icelandair and Porter
Airlines have signed an interline agreement that will benefit
passengers connecting between North America and more than 20 Icelandair
destinations throughout Europe.
Effective immediately, passengers can book a single combined e-ticket
for Porter Airlines and Icelandair flights, including 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.
"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.
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.
"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 within
our network that passengers can fly from."
Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, 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. Connections through
Icelandair's hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to
more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental
Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no
Additional information about Icelandair's fares and packages to Iceland
and beyond is available at www.icelandair.com or by calling (877)
Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and
effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to
air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline
Star Rating® by Skytrax, and rated second in the world in Condé Nast
Traveler's Readers Choice Awards Top Small Airlines category.
The airline currently offers flights to Toronto-City, Ottawa, Montreal,
Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John's, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste.
Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York-Newark, Chicago-Midway,
Boston, Washington-Dulles, and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant,
Que., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Burlington, Vt.
Visit www.flyporter.com or call (888) 619-8622 for more information.
SOURCE: Porter Airlines Inc.
For further information:
Porter Media contact:
Icelandair Media Contact