Icelandair, in cooperation with Alaska Airlines, is offering connecting flights to Canada from Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, for those flying from Scandinavia. The connecting flight destinations will include Canadian cities Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton.
Icelandair will also be offering return flights from Seattle to Keflavik International Airport, Iceland, with connecting flights to Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London. This offers up to 4 hours faster connection times from Seattle to Scandinavia and Europe than possible through other European hubs.
Thorsteinn Egilsson, General Manager at Icelandair, The Americas commented, “We look forward to partnering with Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in serving all westward travellers, including the large Scandinavian population of the Pacific Northwest.”
Furthermore, Icelandair has entered a new codeshare agreement with both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, of which will include a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership. This codeshare agreement will allow Icelandair to place its code on select Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights. The frequent flier partnership, scheduled to launch this fall, allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to earn and redeem miles on Icelandair flights between Seattle and Iceland and throughout Europe.
Rick Rasmussen, Alaska Airlines’ director of customer loyalty and marketing programs explained, “Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are delighted to welcome Icelandair as their newest Mileage Plan and codeshare partner. Icelandair offers affordable and convenient options for our customers to earn or redeem miles for travel to Iceland and beyond through their easy connections to popular European destinations.”