Budget airline easyJet announced at a press conference today that the company will increase its flights to and from Iceland in the coming year.
Commercial manager Ali Gayward said the airline will fly to eight destinations from Reykjavík, with new flights to Geneva and Gatwick starting in October and Belfast in December.
With these changes, easyJet estimates it will transport up to 400,000 passengers to and from Iceland in 2015.
This is the first time in years that there is a direct flight to Ireland from Iceland, and a representative of Visit Reykjavík promised at the meeting to send “a few Guinness-hungry Icelanders” there.
UK nationals made up the largest group of tourists coming to Iceland from a single country in 2013, with 137,108 travelled, followed by the US with 11(oops deleted the nr. Reinsert!) and Norway with 52,707, according to a report by the Icelandic Tourist Board.