Northern Lights, Camera, Action: and Jet2CityBreaks celebrates first flight to Iceland from Birmingham

  •’s first dedicated trip from Birmingham Airport to Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik took off on Thursday morning and Jet2CityBreaks waved off customers to the breath-taking destination of Iceland from Birmingham, when its inaugural flight to Keflavik International Airport near Reykjavik took off from Birmingham Airport earlier today.

The flight marked’s and Jet2CityBreaks’ first ever dedicated trip from Birmingham Airport to Iceland, with customers taking a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the spectacular Northern Lights on their four-night trip.

Today’s inaugural flight is part of a programme of two dedicated trips available this winter from Birmingham Airport. In addition to today’s trip, the company is also offering a 3-night midweek break on 11-14 March.

Thanks to the phenomenal success of these trips, the company will operate six trips to Iceland and the Northern Lights from Birmingham Airport in Winter 19/20.

All flights will be operated by award-winning on Boeing 737-800 aircraft and the full Winter 19/20 programme from Birmingham Airport is as follows:

Birmingham Airport:

  • Six trips to Iceland and the Northern Lights.
  • Two trips operating in November, a four-night weekend trip departing on Thursday 7th November and a three-night midweek break operating on Monday 11th
  • Four trips operating in March and April. A four-night weekend trip departing on Thursday 5th March and a hat trick of three night weekday trips departing on Monday 9th March, Monday 30th March and Monday 13th

This programme gives plenty of choice and flexibility for customers wishing to experience everything Iceland has to offer, including the cityscape of Reykjavik, the spectacular Northern Lights or the stunning Golden Circle and its geothermal lagoons, spas and waterfalls.

Customers can take their pick from flight-only or package holiday options with Jet2CityBreaks which include a guided Northern Lights Tour, flights with including 22kg hold luggage, transfers to and from the airport, as well as a choice of 3 and 4-star hotels in central Reykjavik, which provide the perfect base from which to explore.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “We are delighted to offer a fantastic programme of trips to Iceland and the Northern Lights for customers travelling from Birmingham Airport. Iceland is home to many natural and unique wonders, from the Northern Lights to natural parks and geothermal spas. It was a proud moment to welcome our first customers on board at Birmingham Airport for the trip of a lifetime and we hope they have a lovely holiday.”

Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport said: “It is great that and Jet2CityBreaks have given passengers the chance to experience Iceland from their local airport with these dedicated flights. Keflavik International Airport is just a short drive from Reykjavik, a destination which can be enjoyed by all ages – most known for the spectacular Northern Lights. Whether relaxing in the Blue Lagoon or visiting the breath-taking waterfalls of the Golden Circle, those visiting Iceland will not be disappointed.”

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