Airline Luxair are expected to launch once weekly direct lights to Iceland starting in May 2018.
According to the Iceland Monitor’s website, the airline will operate weekly Wednesday flights in May and June. This comes after Luxair Tours operated some chartered flights to the country in 2015 and 2016.
Another website, Icelandmag, suggested the airline would fly passengers between Luxembourg and Keflavík International Airport. Contacted by Delano, the airline confirmed the announcement, saying it would fly once a week on Wednesday to Reykjavik at 12:30pm, with the return at 3pm, from 9 May to 20 June (the last return flight being on 27 June). The flight takes 3.5 hours and will be operated with Boeing 737.
A Luxair spokesperson, said the flights would be supported with a selection of hotels, excursions and activities offered through LuxairTours, adding: “The destination is very appreciated by our customers and has indeed a very long history.”
As far back as the 1950s, direct flights between the two countries were much more frequent thanks to flights operated by Icelandair’s predecessor Loftleiðir (a founder of Cargolux) which used Luxembourg as a European hub. In 1998, Icelandair cancelled its flights to Luxembourg to focus on major European capitals.