Icelandair Puts Baltimore Back on the Map


Today, Icelandair announces the return of their international flights from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) to Iceland and beyond. Flight 642 will begin seasonal service on May 28, 2018 with four non-stop flights a week to Iceland on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and easy connections to and from more than 25 destinations in Europe.

It has been over a decade since Icelandair ceased operations in BWI, but there has always been a strong demand and support for the airline to once again return to Charm City.

“The time is right for Icelandair to return to BWI.  Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years, and Baltimore has played an important role in that history. Today our network is bigger and stronger than ever, and we offer our passengers more flights, more connections, and a refreshing alternative to Iceland and beyond.  We look forward to welcoming Baltimore aboard again”, said Icelandair CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson.

BWI service will be in addition to Icelandair’s ongoing flights from Washington-Dulles, and will increase the options travelers have when flying Internationally to and from the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  With a short commute to both Baltimore and Washington, DC, BWI also offers many flight connections throughout the US with Icelandair’s partner airlines, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines.

“Icelandair is providing our travelers with more options to fly across the Atlantic,” said BWI Marshall Airport Executive Director, Ricky Smith.  “Icelandair offers excellent customer service and a wide international range.  We are pleased that the airline recognizes the potential for growth and success here at BWI Marshall Airport.”

Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations in Europe.  Only 5 hours from BWI, Iceland is a natural wonderland filled with geysers, glaciers and waterfalls, clean air, pure water and natural hot springs.  If Iceland is not your final destination, be sure to take an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.


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