Icelandair has announced plans to fly to Dublin from spring next year.

Starting May 8, 2018, the airline will fly six days a week to the Irish capital from Reykjavik’s Keflavik airport. The non-stop flights will operate year-round.

Using a B757, flight FI416 will depart on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 0730 GMT from Keflavik International airport, arriving into Dublin airport at 0915 local time. On the return leg, flight FI417 will depart Dublin at 1150, arriving in Keflavik at 1315 GMT. The new route has been scheduled to allow passengers to make onward connections to North America.

Icelandair CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnason, said: “We look forward to offering this service from the capital of Ireland, which is known as one of the friendliest cities in Europe.”

“The new route will enable Irish travellers to have more choice in discovering Iceland and will offer them a smooth alternative for travel onwards to over 20 North American destinations with of course an option of a stopover in Iceland for up to 7 nights for no additional airfare.”

The airline operates from 30 destinations in Europe to North America. Its network covers points such as New York, Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, Denver, Vancouver, Seattle and Anchorage.

It is also set to fly to Berlin Tegel from November 3.

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