Episode 15: Raleigh to Reykjavik! Icelandair CEO, Visit NC Talk About RDU’s Newest International Flight 

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In This Episode: 

With Icelandair’s new nonstop service to the Land of Fire and Ice, RDU added back its first transatlantic flight in more than two years. Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter go behind-the-scenes with Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason to learn about how the airline chose North Carolina for its newest destination. Later, Visit NC’s Heidi Walters drops in to talk about how the tourism group is getting Icelanders excited to visit the Tar Heel State. 

Episode Guests: 

Bogi Nils Bogason was named President and CEO Icelandair Group in December 2018 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2008. He was the CFO of Askar Capital from January 2007 until he joined Icelandair Group and the CFO of Icelandic Group from 2004-2006. 

Heidi Walters is the Senior Director of Partner & Industry Relations for Visit North Carolina, a Division of the Economic Development Partnership of NC, where she oversees the tourism marketing efforts for international visitation, group tour, sports and community development. Walters has more than 30 years’ experience in both marketing and operations for the tourism industry.  

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