Icelandair announced plans to launch scheduled direct flights to Toronto, Canada, this week, beginning next spring.
The airline also plans to continue its scheduled flights to Halifax and is investigating the possibility of flights to other Canadian cities including Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa and St. John’s.
The decision was made following a new agreement on mutual aviation rights between Iceland and Canada, signed by representatives of the countries’ governments in Ottawa last week, mbl.is reports.
“Icelandair has been working towards an agreement on aviation rights between Iceland and Canada for the last few years and decades and therefore we celebrate this turning point,” said Icelandair CEO Jón Karl Ólafsson.
“We have waited for free access to this market for a long time and are ready to enter it with force, both in regards to passenger and cargo flights,” Ólafsson added.
Icelandair will fly from Keflavík to Toronto five to seven times a week, year round.