Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Icelandair expands US routes

Brits flying to the US have more opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland following new flights to North America with Icelandair.

Icelandair is returning to San Francisco and Baltimore on June 1, a decade after ceasing operations to the cities. The airline said strong demand led to the services' return.

In addition, a brand-new fight to Kansas City commences on May 25.

These three new routes will provide a greater choice of travel destinations for UK passengers with connections from the existing six UK gateways that Icelandair serves via its hub in Reykjavik.

UK passengers can stopover in Reykjavik for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.

CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson said: "The time is right for Icelandair to return to Baltimore and San Francisco.

"Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years, and these cities have played an important role in that history.

"The third addition to our network marks the first time in its history that Icelandair will offer non-stop flights to and from the heart of America.

The Icelandair service to the heartland of the US sees flights operating three times a week to Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, commencing May 25, operated via a Boeing 757 with a three-class configuration.

Icelandair returns to San Francisco and Baltimore with services commencing June 1 and May 28 respectively, and flying four times weekly.

It has been over a decade since Icelandair ceased operations to both destinations, but there has always been strong demand and support for the airline to return.

The airline now offers 23 North American destinations, making it the second highest airline for the number of North American airways serviced.

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