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Iceland Express unveils Gatwick plan

Wed, 16 Apr, 2008

Iceland Express has unveiled plans for a new service between London Gatwick Airport and Reykjavik.

The flights will commence on September 16th 2008 and will operate fives times a week, with seats available from £69 one way, including taxes.

Iceland Express already flies to the Icelandic capital from London Stansted Airport and the airline's marketing manager Birna Guomundsdottir insisted the new route would complement rather than replace that service.

She explained: "We have wanted to expand into Gatwick for some time and the decision by British Airways to suspend their services to Reykjavik earlier this year means that the time is now right."

The new service will be designed to appeal to business travellers, tour operators and holidaymakers, Ms Guomundsdottir added.

Gatwick's operator BAA recently announced that the airport saw a marked increase in passenger numbers in March.

More than 2.8 million travellers used the airport during the month, an increase of 8.1 per cent on the figure for March 2007.

Joe Evans

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