Icelandair will relocate to Heathrow Airport Terminal 2 on Wednesday 25th March 2015.The carrier, that celebrates 70 years of flying to the UK this year, is currently located in terminal 1. Icelandair operates twice daily services to Reykjavik, Iceland and then onwards to 14 gateways in North America and Canada including Anchorage, Vancouver, Edmonton, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Toronto, Orlando, Washington DC, New York (JFK & Newark), Boston and Halifax.
The geographic position of Iceland on the shortest flight path between Europe and North America means Icelandair offers many of the quickest transatlantic flight times from the UK to many of its Canadian and American gateways. Icelandair is also the only airline offering passengers the chance to stopover for up to 7 days in Iceland for no additional airfare.
Andrés Jónsson, General Manager of Icelandair in UK said “This move to Terminal 2 is great news for our passengers as they will get an even higher quality of service in a brand new state of the art terminal. We are investing in our on-board experience too with wifi being installed across our fleet to enhance the passenger journey.
”Icelandair continues growing it´s route network in 2015, with more frequencies to several destinations including starting flights from Birmingham airport to Iceland in February and from Iceland to Portland, Oregon in May. Birmingham will be the 5th airport in the UK with an Icelandair service. Portland will become Icelandair’s 14th North American destination. We are very pleased to be able to introduce these new gateways, offering people in the UK faster travel times to many of our destinations and a greater opportunity to fly Icelandair.”
The new terminal is a £2.5 billion project named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who officially opened the terminal in July, nearly 60 years after she opened the original terminal building. The terminal is designed to provide a great experience whether touching down or taking off. Designed with the passenger at its heart Terminal 2 is all about the needs of the individual passenger, with intuitive way finding, there is plenty of space to relax in the light and airy departures lounge.
Once through passport control and security, passengers are able to shop at 33 retail brands, choose from 17 restaurants including one created by Heston Blumenthal, a Michelin starred chef or seek assistance from a concierge team who speak 38 languages. Over the next fifty years the new Terminal 2 will welcome nearly 1 billion customers. It will be the first impression of the UK for passengers and a fantastic welcome for all travellers.
The first Icelandair flight into Terminal 2 is scheduled to arrive at 11:30 on the 25th March 2015 and the first departure is scheduled for 13:00. Icelandair passengers will check-in at Terminal 2, Zone C. Check-in will open 3.5 hours before and closes 45 minutes before scheduled departure time.