Icelandair has announced its schedule for the winter 2023/2024 season, operational from October 2023. Icelandair will fly to 36 destinations this winter, increasing capacity by 20–25 per cent. Frequency to the number of destinations has been increased, and for the first time, flights to New York and Boston are added to the winter schedule, putting weekly flights up to 11 from Reykjavik to Boston and 21 from Reykjavik to New York. The expanded network will offer passengers greater choice and flexibility from Icelandair’s hub in Reykjavik.
Changes from seasonal to year-round service
Due to popular demand and strong commercial performance, the Rome, Barcelona, Raleigh, Durham, Baltimore, and Vancouver routes have all been upgraded from seasonal to year-round for winter 2023/2024.
New year-round destinations
|Barcelona (BCN)||Three flights per week|
|Raleigh-Durham (RDU)||Four flights per week|
|Rome (FCO)||Three flights per week|
|Vancouver (YVR)||Four flights per week|
|Baltimore (BWI)||Daily flights|
Increased frequency and flexibility
Alongside the expansion of seasonal routes, Icelandair has introduced a number of frequency changes and up-gauges throughout the season to ensure customer travel needs are met. This will allow passengers more travel choices throughout the Icelandair network.
This includes an introduction of up to daily flights from Keflavik to Chicago, Minneapolis and Munich. The winter season will also see frequency uplifts to some of the most popular destinations in the Icelandair network such as Boston and New York.
|Destination||Frequency winter 2023/2024|
|Boston (BOS)||7-11 flights per week|
|Chicago (ORD)||5-7 flights per week|
|Minneapolis (MSP)||4-7 flights per week|
|Munich (MUC)||Daily flights|
|New York (JFK)||17-21 flights per week|
|Tenerife (TFS)||4-6 flights per week|
|Prague (PRG)||Extended until 5 January, two flights per week in November and December|
Tomas Ingason, Icelandair Chief Revenue Officer: “Due to strong customer demand, we are introducing our most extensive winter schedule. We have extended previously seasonal routes to year-round services and increased frequencies in other ways throughout the network for the winter 2023/2024 season. As a result, I’m delighted that we have increased Icelandair’s capacity by 20–25 per cent compared to winter 2022/2023.”
“We are always looking for further opportunities to optimise our network and connectivity for customers, so we can make even more travel options available to our passengers.”
Expanding frequency and year-round destinations in the Icelandair North American network will offer further flexibility and choice, allowing for better connectivity for transatlantic connections. The year-round daytime flights to Boston and New York offer convenient departure times from Iceland with numerous links to destinations all around the US through Icelandair’s partnership airline JetBlue.
The greater capacity and route expansion also gives passengers more choice regarding transatlantic stopovers in Iceland. The programme allows travellers to experience the wonders of Iceland for a few days on their way between European and North American destinations at no extra airfare.