Budget airline Iceland Express celebrated its fifth anniversary this week. On February 27, 2003, it offered flights from Keflavík to Copenhagen and London for the first time. Since then, both the number of passengers and destinations has increased considerably.
“Iceland Express has grown substantially in the last five years and will continue to do so. We have been well received by Icelanders and tourists from the beginning, which shows that it is important for Icelanders and the Icelandic travel industry to have active competition on international routes,” CEO of Iceland Express Matthías Imsland said in a press release.
Destinations in Europe have increased from two to 14 and in summer, Iceland Express also offers flights from Akureyri, north Iceland, and Egilsstadir, east Iceland, to Copenhagen and London. The airline recently announced scheduled flights to Warsaw.