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Icelandair Announces New Raleigh-Durham Service: Business Traveler USA

Scheduled to launch in May, four-times-a-week seasonal service adds more European connections for North Carolina

Flag carrier Icelandair has announced seasonal service from its new North American gateway, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, starting May 12. The four-times-a-week service will operate aboard a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX-8 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. .

The route between Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) and Keflavík International Airport in Reykjavik offers non-stop connections to more than 25 destinations in Iceland, the UK, Scandinavia and mainland Europe and allows passengers to take an Icelandair stopover for seven days without an additional plane ticket.

With the addition of RDU, Icelandair’s network serves 15 destinations in North America via Reykjavik.

RDU serves the Triangle metropolitan area in North Carolina, which includes the state capital, Raleigh – one of the fastest growing cities in the United States – and the cities of Durham, Cary and Chapel Hill. The region is home to three major universities, as well as global research, high-tech and scientific companies.

“We are delighted to add Raleigh-Durham to our extensive route network, offering nonstop flights from North Carolina to Iceland with convenient connections to our many destinations in Europe,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, President and CEO of Icelandair. “North Carolina is an exciting new destination for our local market to visit as a tourist or in connection with the world-class university community and strong high-tech industry.”

Introductory fares to Iceland start at $449, with introductory fares to Europe starting at $499 for travel May 12-June 15 and August 16-October 30, when booked by on December 31, 2021.