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Icelandair to Expand Business, Fly to Denver

icelandair-flugvel_psThe Icelandic airline Icelandair has decided to launch direct scheduled flights to Denver, Colorado, as of May 10 next year. There will be four flights per week between Denver and Keflavík International Airport year round.

Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper and Mayor of Denver Micahel Hancock made the announcement during a press conference at the international airport in Denver on Wednesday, reports.

The airport’s manager, Kim Day, managing director of Icelandair Birkir Hólm and other Icelandair executives were also in attendance.

At the press conference it was mentioned that Denver and Iceland have many things in common when it comes to air travel. Denver is a center for connecting domestic flights in the US, and Iceland is a connection point for flights between the US and Europe.

Hancock welcomed the addition, stating that it would have a positive impact on the economy in Colorado worth USD 28 million (ISK 3.3 billion, EUR 20 million), and create 300 new jobs, both directly and indirectly.

Icelandair’s flight schedule for 2012 will be the most extensive in the airline’s history with growth of 13 percent on 2011. It is estimated that the number of passengers will reach two million next year, up from 1.8 million this year.

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