Delta Gets Icier Starting Next Spring

Delta Airlines has announced the launch of new seasonal service to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport from its Twin Cities hub in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting May 26, 2016.

Reykjavik will be Delta’s fifth European destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

The airline recently announced the launch of service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome,  and operates flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tokyo-Narita from the Twin Cities.

“By next spring, our customers in the Twin Cities will enjoy direct service to six overseas international destinations in Europe and Asia,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President–Network Planning. “New service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Reykjavik will open up more opportunities not only for passengers, but also for cargo handlers that import and export fish and other commodities between the two countries.”

The Reykjavik service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners: Air France, KLM and Alitalia.

Flights to Iceland will be onboard a 199-seat Boeing 757-300 aircraft with 20 seats in the premium cabin, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+, and 150 seats in the Main Cabin.

Delta has also extended its service between Reykjavik and New York-JFK, beginning in February 11, 2016.

Delta’s New York-JFK flight will now run for seven months, starting three times weekly and moving to daily in May 2016.  It previously ran for four months over the peak summer.

Delta is the only U.S. airline that operates service to Iceland.

Icelandair and WOW Air both offer service between Europe and  multiple North American destinations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as attractive stopover packages to encourage local tourism.

Icelandair also serves Minneapolis-St.Paul.

FEATURED IMAGE: Eyjafjallajökull glacier, one of the smallest glaciers of Iceland by Andreas Tille – via Wikimedia Commons.

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