Porter Airlines Stretches Wings to Iceland

Iceland Air Route Map

Iceland Air Route MapQUINCY, MA, and TORONTO, ON – Porter Airlines keeps spreading its wings. In addition to regular Porter Airlines flights connecting Thunder Bay to Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Washington and New York, and other destinations, today Icelandair and Porter Airlines have signed an interline agreement that will benefit passengers connecting between North America and more than 20 Icelandair destinations throughout Europe. “This is Porter’s first interline agreement providing access to Europe,” said Michael Deluce, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Porter Airlines. “Icelandair has numerous gateways within our network that passengers can fly from.”

An Icelandair Boeing 757-200 takes off from Lo...
An Icelandair Boeing 757-200 takes off from London Heathrow Airport, England. Photo: Wikipedia

Effective immediately, passengers can book a single combined e-ticket for Porter Airlines and Icelandair flights, including the convenience of checking baggage through to the final destination. Connections from more than 10 Canadian gateways are now available between airlines in Halifax, Boston, Washington-Dulles and New York-Newark.

“Canada is a growing market for Icelandair with many exciting opportunities on the horizon. The agreement with Porter Airlines will allow us to offer our passengers even more connections and flexibility throughout Canada,” said Thorsteinn Egilsson, Icelandair General Manager – The Americas.

Earlier this year, Icelandair expanded its seasonal service from Toronto-Pearson to a year-round operation with plans to increase capacity next summer. Icelandair also resumed seasonal service from Halifax with up to three flights a week.

Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland since 1937, offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York-JFK, Seattle, Denver and Toronto with seasonal service from Newark, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Orlando Sanford, Halifax, and Anchorage. Connections through Icelandair’s hub at Keflavik International Airport are available to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Continental Europe. Only Icelandair allows passengers to stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

NetNewsLedger offers Flight Tracking – You can keep track of the flights or view the large number of aircraft from around the world that fly overhead of Northwestern Ontario.

Air Tracking
Overhead are aircraft from all over the world

Flights going over Northwestern Ontario include local airlines, like Wasaya Airways LPBearskin Bearskin Air and Thunder Airlines. As well, Air CanadaWestjet, and Porter Air fly into the Thunder Bay International Airport.

Additionally, flights coming from Asia headed to Toronto and New York, as well as flights from Europe headed to Los Angeles, Dallas and other destinations in the United States fly over our region. The airspace is busier than you might think. Using Flight Tracking, you can see what aircraft are in the skies over us.


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