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Icelandair returns stranded travellers to Scotland

21st April 2010 Print

Icelandair has been one of the first airlines flying into the UK as flight restrictions were lifted over Scottish airspace yesterday.

Two special flights on the company’s Boeing 757 aircraft were operated yesterday, Tuesday 20th April, from Keflavik International to Glasgow (GLA) airport and Edinburgh (EDI) airport.

One of the main reasons for operating the flights was to return UK passengers from Iceland whose flights had previously been cancelled. Among passengers were several school groups, which were in Iceland for educational geography field trips.

Hjorvar Saeberg Hognason, General Manager – Icelandair UK said “We were able to get some passengers into Scotland last Friday with some special flights and are pleased to be able to do this again today. Many of these passengers are part of school groups who have made the most of their extended stay in Iceland, but are happy to be coming home.”

He added “Keflavik International airport has remained open as the volcano is not a threat to the Reykjavik area, so when we received the confirmation that flights from Iceland could operate safely to Glasgow and Edinburgh, we arranged for two available aircraft to transport passengers whose flights had been cancelled.”

Icelandair is one of Iceland’s longest established companies, connecting the world and Iceland for over 70 years. Visit or further information on the current flight schedule.