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Icelandair, WestJet to join forces

April 17, 2013, Quincy, Mass. - WestJet and Icelandair have launched a new interline agreement opening up the skies for passengers connecting between the Americas and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe.


April 17, 2013
Carey Fredericks

Passengers can now book a single combined e-ticket for WestJet and Icelandair flights which includes the conveniences of single check-in for all flights and baggage sent through to the final destination.

When connecting in the Americas, Icelandair customers will enjoy WestJet's fleet of Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft serving more than 80 cities in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

"Icelandair and WestJet share many of the same philosophies including offering our passengers a refreshing travel experience," said Helgi Mar Bjorgvinsson, Icelandair's senior vice president of marketing and sales. "Our complementary customer service and connections through Toronto and Halifax make this a natural partnership. We also look forward to further opening the skies of Canada for both inbound and outbound passengers."

Earlier this year Icelandair expanded its seasonal service from Toronto to a year-round operation with plans to increase capacity next summer. Icelandair will also resume seasonal service from Halifax with two flights a week starting June 1, 2013.

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"We're excited to welcome Icelandair as WestJet's thirty-second partner airline," said Todd Peterson, WestJet's Director, Alliances. "Icelandair and WestJet share a reputation for quality service and great value. The new relationship between our airlines will enhance options for travel between North America and Europe."