Icelandair will offer non-stop flights from its hub in Keflavik to Dublin from May 8 2018, with six weekly services.

Flights will depart Keflavik every day of the week except Saturdays at 7.30am (GMT), while return flights from Dublin will operate on the same days at 11.50am. Icelandair says the new route offers customers a new connection option to North America.

Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair, said: “Icelanders can trace their Viking history to the shores of Ireland, and we are pleased to reopen that bridge today as friends.”

The route was announced as the airline also launched a new pricing structure, which it says will offer passengers more fare options. Economy Light allows customers travelling with just carry-on luggage to book tickets at lower rates.

As part of the new structure, Economy Class will become Economy Standard, while the Economy Class Flex option will now go by Economy Flex.

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