Manchester announces Icelandic service

Hotel News - 03/10/2005

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Passengers using Manchester Airport can now fly directly from the hub to Iceland.

From next April, Brits can jump onto flights that will arrive straight into Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

The bi-weekly air service will provide 167 economy class seats and offer executives 22 business class seats.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take advantage of the Airport's many shops and services, such as airport parking and airport hotel accommodation.

Pre booking airport hotel rooms online will guarantee availability, and most airport hotels offer free parking for the duration of a trip, when paying for a night's accommodation.

The Iceland flights will commence at the start of the working week, Monday, returning on a Friday, in time for the weekend.

Prices are forecast to be around £102 return, plus tax, reports ManchesterOnline.

Stephen Brown, the airline's UK general manager, said: 'We are seeing increasingly strong bookings from northern England and the Midlands for our services from Heathrow and Glasgow, and we have realised the need for an additional gateway.'

Tim McDermott, aviation development director at Manchester, said: 'We think Icelandair will prove to be a popular addition to Manchester.

'Reykjavik is an exciting destination and we're sure travellers from the north west will be making the most of the twice- weekly flights.

'We hope too that many Icelanders will take the chance to come to Manchester to explore the region,' he added.

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