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Iceland Express Heads for New York

Icelandic airline Iceland Express is planning to launch flights between Iceland and New York next summer. The airline has now handed in all necessary documents to the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration and has been given clearance.

From New York. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Earlier this month it was questioned whether British company Astreus, which is responsible for Iceland Express’s aviation operations, had the necessary permits to fly between Iceland and the US but, according to, the permits have now been confirmed.

Ticket sales have already begun and the response has been immense. CEO of Iceland Express Matthías Imsland told that more than 25 percent of seats the airline was planning to sell on the domestic market were sold in the first 24 hours.

Iceland Express will fly between Keflavík International Airport and New York four times a week from June 1 to August 31, 2010.

New York is the airline’s first destination in the US, while Icelandair has offered flights to New York and other US destinations for a long time. Recently, Seattle was added to the Icelandair’s list of destinations.

Click here to read more about Icelandair’s Seattle flights and here to read more about Iceland Express.

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