Icelandair to increase Portland services

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Icelandair will be increasing its bellyhold service from Portland International Airport in 2016 with more flights and an extended season due to demand.

Icelandair launched seasonal flights from Oregon’s Rose City with twice-weekly departures in 2015. Now, with positive results and increased demand from the Pacific Northwest, the carrier returns to Portland this year with a stronger network and more flights to Europe.

Icelandair chief executive officer, Birkir Holm Gudnason says: “Icelandair has been increasing service from the Pacific Northwest with our gateways in Seattle, Vancouver, and now, Portland.”

Portland’s expanded schedule for 2016 will resume 11 May with two weekly flights, and will increase up four weekly flights in late June with departures on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through mid-September. In addition, Icelandair is extending the season from Portland through January 2017, and will resume with an early start in March 2017.

Portland International Airport director of air service development, David Zielke says: “It’s great that we’ll see more frequencies from PDX this summer and that the airline plans to extend their flights from PDX through January of 2017.”

Icelandair recently expanded their partnership with Alaska Airlines to boost connectivity options.