While IcelandAir has continued to grow very nicely, and WOW Air has grown at an explosive rate, North American carriers haven’t taken much interest in Iceland. Delta operates 2x weekly flights between New York and Keflavik year round, and more frequencies during peak summer dates, though up until now that has been it.
Well, it looks like another airline is giving Iceland a shot. Air Canada will launch daily flights to Iceland this summer. The service will operate 4x weekly out of Toronto, and 3x weekly out of Montreal between June 21 and October 9, 2017.
The flight will operate with the following schedule Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
AC1970 Toronto to Keflavik departing 9:00PM arriving 6:50AM (+1 day)
Then the return will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays:
AC1971 Keflavik to Toronto departing 8:30AM arriving 10:20AM
Out of Montreal the flight will operate Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays:
AC1972 Montreal to Keflavik departing 9:35PM arriving 6:50AM (+1 day)
Then the return will operate Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays:
AC1973 Keflavik to Montreal departing 8:30AM arriving 9:45AM
This flight will be operated by an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319, featuring 136 seats. The plane features 124 economy seats, and 12 premium economy seats (which are similar to domestic first class within the U.S., or domestic business class within Canada).
While award availability is wide open on the flight in economy, I don’t see much space in premium economy.
Revenue fares start at ~530USD roundtrip, which is pretty good for summer travel to Europe.
You may have seen WOW Air advertise $99+ one-way fares lately, though keep in mind those typically aren’t available over the summer months, and also don’t include carry-ons, seat assignments. Not that Air Canada Rouge is a full service operation by any stretch of the imagination, but they’re not as bare bones as WOW Air.
It’s great to see more options to Iceland.
Anyone considering taking Air Canada to Iceland this summer?