Thursday, November 12, 2009

More flights Oslo-Reykjavik - New York

Iceland Express, an Icelandic low cost carrier, will from June 2010 launch two weekly flights from Oslo to Reykjavik, connecting more travelers from the Norwegian capital to New York. Fare for a round trip ticket will start from NOK 4045 (USD 722 / EUR 481).

Icelandic Express will start with flights during peak season, i.e. the months of June, July and August, but will consider extending flights if traffic is good.

Flights will leave Oslo every Tuesday and Thursday. It will use 4-5 year old Boeing 737's or 757's on their transatlantic crossings.

I traveled with the main competitor on trips from Norway to Iceland, Icelandair, to the US in September. A round trip ticket with the main Icelandic airline was considerably more expensive, and did neither include food, drinks nor entertainment. A disappointing experience compared with earlier year's flights.

Flying with Icelandair 2009 - see the full story here

Iceland Express will, in that sense, offer more value for money. You will, as on Icelandair flights, have to pay for food and drink on board but travel at a lower price. It will be interesting to see whether the new competitior to Icelandair over the Atlantic will push prices down for its main rival.

As Icelandair will be the only air carrier at the distance Reykjavik - Boston, it will probably not have any effect on the fare for my transatlantic crossings.

For early booking on Iceland Express - see company website

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Keep track of direct flights from Oslo to destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the US

On special maps you find non-stop flights operating from Europe to the largest Norwegian airports. Here you have non-stop flights from Oslo Airport to destinations in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the United States.

On these maps you will find markers that display status on different non-stop flights to Norway.

A red marker means that flight is seasonal and not in operation or that an earlier non-stop flight has been canceled. A green marker shows that there is a new non-stop flight planned to this destination.

A yellow marker means that there is a seasonal flight still operating to this airport, whereas an airplane button means that service is in operation all year around from the destination to Oslo international airport.

See non-stop flights from Oslo here

More non-stop flights from Norway to the continent
(Photos: 1. Iceland Express: JuergenL 2. Oslo Airport: Cccc3)

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