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First Direct Flight from Iceland to Brussels

By Iceland Review

Icelandair’s direct scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport to Brussels begin today. Icelandair will fly to Brussels twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.

The airplane will be welcomed with a special ceremony when it reaches its destination. Belgian State Secretary for Mobility Etienne Schouppe and CEO of Brussels Airport Arnaud Feist will welcome the flight and give speeches, along with Managing Director of Icelandair Birkir Hólm Gudnason and Icelandic Minister of Industry and Tourism Katrín Júlíusdóttir, Morgunbladid reports.

Brussels is a large center for trade and administration and people travel there from all over the world on business. Gudnason said the airline has often considered launching flights to Brussels and now it was time to take that step.

Although business travelers were an important factor in the decision to add this route to its service, Icelandair is primarily thinking of general travelers who are expected to buy the majority of tickets.

To begin with, flights will only be offered during summer but Gudnason said bookings were off to such a good start that the period has already been extended to September. Belgian travelers are much more interested in Iceland than anticipated.

This summer, Icelandair will fly to 27 destinations from Keflavík International Airport, 20 in Europe and seven in North America.

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