Icelandair has announced it is offering free flights for students next summer for two weeks as means of promoting the airlines new route.
The airline would also arrange tours for the students free of charge as they watch scenic landscapes, geysers, ice caves, volcanoes, the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, and Northern lights.
The opportunity has been opened to first 500 students who would have their details registered with the airline in person at any of their offices worldwide. Registration would be opened in December 2016.
Next spring, Philadelphia will be getting its first flight to Iceland. Icelandair announced Wednesday that it will begin nonstop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, on May 30.
The flights will operate four days a week in the spring, summer, and fall, to start.
Icelandair officials were in Philadelphia on Wednesday for the announcement, joined by Mayor Kenney and airport CEO Chellie Cameron.
“Philadelphians will now have a refreshing alternative when traveling to Iceland and beyond,” said Birkir Holm Gudnason, CEO of Icelandair.
Icelandair said it has “helped boost tourism to its home country in record numbers” and in bolstering Iceland “as one of Europe’s hottest destinations.”
The Icelandair flight will depart Philadelphia International on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8:35 p.m., arriving the next morning at 6:10. The return flight will depart Keflavik International Airport at 5 p.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 7:15 p.m. on the same day,