As of next week, Icelandair’s domestic and international flights will be merged under the Icelandair brand. The domestic brand Air Iceland Connect will be scrapped and the company’s domestic and international booking systems will be consolidated. Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason hopes the change will increase the number of passengers in domestic flights in Iceland.
“We hope that with strong marketing and connection to our route systems in Europe and North America, we will also be able to increase the number of tourists on domestic flights. It would strengthen our key destinations throughout the country and benefit our customers in increased frequency and better service,” Bogi stated. Once the change takes effect next Tuesday, March 16, domestic flights will be visible in the search engine on Icelandair’s website, and customers will be able to combine international and domestic flights in a single booking.
Icelandair will continue operating domestic flights to Akureyri, Egilsstaðir, Ísafjörður, and the Westman Islands. Air Iceland Connect and Norlandair had previously collaborated on flights to Bíldudalur and Gjögur from Reykjavík and flights to Grímsey, Vopnafjörður, and Þórshöfn from Akureyri. From March 16, these flights will only be available for booking through Norlandair’s website, though an announcement says the two companies will continue working closely together and services will remain unchanged.