Edmonton Int’l welcomes new Icelandair service
Icelandair began regular scheduled five times weekly service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Reykjavik in early March utilising B757 aircraft.
April 1, 2014
Icelandair began regular scheduled five times weekly service between Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Reykjavik in early March utilising B757 aircraft. “Icelandic explorers were among the first Europeans to journey to what is now Canada more than 1,000 years ago, and for all time, our peoples have built links to connect our great nations. I am pleased to be able to use the start of this important new air link between two thriving cities of Reykjavik and Edmonton as an opportunity to strengthen business, social and cultural links between us,” said Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, Prime Minister of Iceland, who was on hand for the inaugural flight.
Highlighting that EIA’s vision of more flights to more places is a community-driven strategy, underlined by a strong effort to build fast, efficient and direct links between our people and products and the world, CD added: “As our trade routes with the European Union grow through expanded free trade, the need for these links will be more important than ever, not just for Edmonton and Reykjavik as host communities, but for the extended networks and regions we serve.”
Meanwhile, EIA continues to outperform the global air cargo industry.
Air cargo volume grew by 8.3 per cent at EIA in 2013, six times the global average of 1.4 per cent. EIA also registered its 15th consecutive quarter of cargo growth in Q4 of 2013, with total volume growing by 23 per cent over the past four years.