Friday, 17 July 2009

Iceland to join EU - affect on travel

It's still a good while away, but it seems as though Iceland will be joining the European Union.

From a travel perspective, this might :

  • Make flights a bit cheaper - if flight taxes are classed as EU rather than non-EU as now. There are proposals to change UK aviation duty though so don't count on this.
  • Make it a bit more convenient to go to Iceland, currency wise - you will be able to spend Euros.
  • Mean you will no longer be able to enjoy duty free goods when flying to and from Iceland, as now.

Cheaper flights to Helsinki

PING!, Email from SAS thougt I would share. Also look at this flight comparison though as easyJet is also doing Helsinki flights but from Gatwick. Helsinki is in the Euro zone and wasn't cheap to start with so I'm not suprised there is a flight sale on!

"SAS/Blue1 have just reduced their price from London Heathrow to Helsinki; you can now save 15% on flights*. London Heathrow - Helsinki before £69 - NOW £59 one-way! Hurry, sale ends on Monday! Book Now.

Not only that, but you can get a 2 for 1 Audio City Tour (worth £22) to explore the capital. Read more. And remember, kids get 25% discount.

* Fares incl. taxes and charges. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Travel period: 1 August – 30 September 2009.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Icelandair Glasgow & Manchester Flights

Icelandair is pleased to announce increased service from Glasgow and Manchester to Iceland and Icelandair’s connecting North American destinations from 25 September 2009. The increased service adds two flights per week to the current autumn/winter schedule from both Glasgow and Manchester. The increased service operates four flights per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Flights will operate as a "triangle route" using the following routing: Reykjavik (KEF) – Manchester (MAN) – Glasgow (GLA) – Reykjavik (KEF). The schedule fits into Icelandair’s "hub and spoke" system, allowing passengers to connect onwards to Icelandair’s North American destinations. The connection times to North America are short, resulting in elapsed flying times comparable or better than the competition.

Flight departs Reykjavik at 08:00, arriving Manchester at 11:35. Flight departs Manchester at 12:25, arriving Glasgow at 13:30. Flight departs Glasgow at 14:20, arriving Reykjavik at 15:40. These times allow for short and convenient connections to/from Icelandair’s destinations in the United States and Canada.

Monday, 6 July 2009

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