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CHICAGO (February 15, 2016) – Icelandair has retained Zapwater Communications, Inc. for public relations support related to the airline’s launch of service between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Reykjavík-Keflavík International Airport (KEF). Zapwater will be responsible for media relations and special events related to the launch as well as for strategic partnerships and influencer relations. Year-round service from ORD begins on March 16, 2016 and will be Icelandair’s 16th gateway from North America with non-stop flights to Iceland and connections to more than 20 destinations in Europe.

“The Zapwater team is thrilled to continue to expand our travel and destination portfolio and to be a part of Icelandair’s growth in the North American market,” says David Zapata, president of Zapwater Communications. “It is an honor to be selected and provide support for a world-class global airline such as Icelandair.”

Zapwater’s expanding travel and destination practice includes global destinations, airlines and hotels.  Previously, Zapwater assisted with North American route launches for Hainan Airlines.

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