AirBaltic has announced a partnership with Icelandair in which the two airlines will “codeshare” to provide flights between Europe and North America. The agreement means that both airlines can sell each others’ flights. The stated purpose is to provide both airlines’ customers convenient access to Iceland, North America, and the Baltics.
“By connecting Icelandair’s route network to airBaltic, we offer our customers more options when it comes to connections in the Baltic states and Eastern Europe,” stated Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair’s CEO. “On the other hand, airBaltic customers can take advantage of important connections to Iceland and across the ocean to a number of our destinations in North America. The collaboration strengthens Keflavík Airport as a connecting airport and supports an increase in tourists.”
CEO of airBaltic Marin Gauss stated the codeshare flights from Keflavík may connect to Budapest, Prague and Warsaw via Riga.
Icelandair has previously “codeshared” with US airlines jetBlue and Alaska Airlines.