First direct flight from Cardiff to Akureyri took place today

mbl.is/Skapti Hallgrímsson

 The first direct flight chartered by Super Break was flown from Cardiff in Great Britain to Akureyri in North Iceland. A Boeing 737-800 landed in Akureyri at noon carrying 185 passengers. 

The mayor of Akureyri and Iceland's Minister of Transport  were present when the plane arrived and made a speech to celebrate the occasion.  The plane was then boarded by 100 passengers from Akureyri to Edinburgh in Scotland. 

The direct flights received a better reception than staff at Super Break dared to hope and this January and February around 2.500 British tourists will fly to Akureyri. 

mbl.is/Skapti Hallgrímsson

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