Icelandair has announced it is to operate a new six times weekly direct service between Reykjavik and Dublin, commencing May 2018.

The service will allow for connections to and from 20 additional gateways in North America and Canada. Icelandair will be using Boeing 757-200 aircraft on the route, which will operate Sunday to Friday.

The move is in line with WowAir, which began operating a similar route in June 2015 that runs five times weekly and daily during the summer months.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “This new service will also provide additional options for North American visitors to get to Ireland, which is great news for the Irish tourism sector and the many thousands of businesses that it supports throughout the country”.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “The new Icelandair flight is more good news for tourism to Dublin and Ireland in 2018. Not only will it help grow visitor numbers from Iceland, but this new service will also offer connectivity from 20 gateways in North America to Ireland. We look forward to co-operating with Icelandair and Dublin Airport, to maximise the promotion of this new flight.”

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