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BA Announces Return to Iceland

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BA Announces Return to Iceland

Keflavík International Airport

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

British flag carrier BA will be returning to Icelandic skies with scheduled flights starting on October 25.

There will be three flights a week between London Heathrow and Keflavík International Airport, according to Túristi.is.

The lowest ticket price is expected to be around ISK 17,200 (EUR 116/USD 130) for a return ticket—although that will not include luggage.

That price would beat even the low-fare airlines; although the average price of a return British Airways ticket is expected to be more in the region of ISK 31,000 (EUR 209/USD 234).

British Airways started scheduled flights to and from Iceland in 2006, but stopped serving the country in 2008. BA, one of the world’s biggest airlines, appears to have revived its interest and sees opportunity ahead.

With the arrival of BA, competition on the Keflavík to London route will increase even more, and it is already the best-served city from Iceland.

There will be up to 44 departures a week from Keflavík to the London airports—which is more than double the number of flights that were on offer in winter 2012, when there were 19 flights a week.

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