This week Icelandair started up some new flights back and forth between Iceland and the United Kingdom. The carrier just began to fly nonstop between London-Gatwick and Reykjavik. The flights will run just twice per week on Thursdays and Sundays, but early next year the plan is to increase things to a thrice-weekly kind of option.
It sounds like officials at Icelandair definitely had long weekend trips in mind, as they even commented that the flights have been timed to help squeeze out those last few previous minutes of weekend time. We might be a little far away to take advantage of the new flights this weekend, but the next time we find ourselves in London—might just have to take Icelandair up on these flights.
It’s one big family over at Cathay Pacific, and now it’s time for one of its sister carriers to head out on a new route. Dragonair is filling up the tanks and the beverage cart, as they’re planning to start flights over to Yangon in Myanmar.
These flights will run back and forth between there and Hong Kong, and the flights are timed to allow connections for flyers arriving from the nifty fifty via spots like Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. As long as the government seals and stamps are obtained in time it sounds like things will start flying on January 9 with Airbus A321s doing their thing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
It’s time for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to move around some planes and people, as they just announced that they’re getting ready to head over to Japan. KLM will connect Amsterdam with Fukuoka starting on April 3 of next year, and they’re even the first airline in Europe to offer up a nonstop over to Fukuoka. Boeing 777s will do the heavy lifting on this new route, and it’ll end up doing its thing three times per week.