Icelandair Cargo returns to Halifax

ICELANDAIR Cargo has resumed freighter flights to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (Canada) after a three-year absence.

“The timing couldn’t be better,” Jerry Staples, Halifax Airport vice-president marketing and business development, commented. “Having this new service start in December – typically our busiest month for air cargo – is great news for seafood shippers.”

The weekly scheduled service will operate with a 757 from Halifax to Reykjavik (Iceland) and on to Liège (Belgium).

“We look forward to renewing our relationship with the local airport and business communities,” Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson, managing director for Icelandair Cargo, said.

“The addition of this new dedicated air cargo service provides a significant opportunity for exporters in our region to reach markets in Scandinavia and other points in northern Europe and demonstrates the priority we place on growing our cargo business,” Staples added.

Work is currently underway to extend Halifax Airport’s main runway from 8,800 to 10,500 feet (2,682m to 3,200m), which will allow the airport to handle larger wide-bodied and heavy aircraft.

The project is being jointly funded by Halifax International Airport Authority, the federal government through Transport Canada and the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund and the Province of Nova Scotia.

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