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TRAVEL NEWS: 'Icelandair started flying to Glasgow 60 years ago'.

ICELANDAIR have chosen their historic route from Reykjavik to Glasgow to premiere their new hi-tech in-flight entertainment system.

The first Icelandair aircraft to be fitted with the system and luxurious new seats throughout Economy and Saga business classes, took its first flight last week.

The carrier chose Glasgow as the destination for this special flight because of its proud place in the company's history.

Icelandair started flying to Glasgow more than 60 years ago. During that time, the company' has expanded to serve 24 gateways but Glasgow remains the nearest international destination to its Reykjavik hub.

The carrier are currently installing the new entertainment system and seats on all of Boeing 757 aircraft and the process should be complete by summer.

The entertainment system features the latest technology and each passenger will have access to a high-quality touch screen where they can browse through and choose from a broad selection of entertainment, including movies, TV programmes, music, games and books.

Passengers can look at the on-board duty free selection, perhaps getting an early taste of Glasgow by choosing their favourite Scotch, and order goods and services at their destination.

They will also be able to monitor their flight and get information about airports, departures and arrivals.

And the system offers passengers the chance to slip into Icelandic culture by introducing the Icelandic language and a glossary of phrases.

Icelandair flies up to three times a week from Glasgow to Reykjavik, Iceland, from pounds 97 one-way, and onwards to six North American destinations - Boston, Halifax, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando and Toronto.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 22, 2008
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