The second biggest international airport in London, Gatwick, has announced that Iceland’s national airline will expand its network with them in October.

Icelandair will fly twice weekly to Keflavik International Airport from Gatwick. The destination airport is 50km from Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik.

Beginning on October 18, the flights will allow passengers to take a winter weekend city break in Iceland, where they can experience the Northern Lights – a spectacular natural light show.

Visitors can also use the country’s airports to take connecting flights to the USA and Canada on multi-destination trips.

From Iceland, holidaymakers can get airport transfers and fly to destinations including Boston, Denver, New York and Seattle.

Those flying with Icelandair from Gatwick can travel on Thursdays and Sundays on Boeing 757-200 aircrafts, carrying up to 189 passengers in three cabin classes.

Gatwick Airport’s chief commercial officer, Guy Stephenson, said: “We are very excited to be welcoming Icelandair to Gatwick and to be given the opportunity to support them and their plans for growth in London.

“For passengers living in London and the South East, this move will give them greater choices over how to reach this wonderful country and join connecting flights to key cities across North America.”

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