Today, Icelandair commenced service from Cleveland, Ohio with flight FI823 departing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) at 8:20pm. The approximately 6 hour flight is scheduled to arrive at Keflavik International Airport (KEF) at 6:25am.
The inaugural flight from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport was celebrated at gate A11 with a water cannon salute, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a special performance from Icelandic recording artist Lay Low. Icelandair’s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft named Látrarbjarg also made its debut in Cleveland today. The new aircraft will service the route from Cleveland to Iceland with a sleek, comfortable cabin and is more fuel efficient and eco-friendly.
“We are excited to open this new route to both American and European travelers. We know passengers appreciate more choices when they travel and Icelandair is expanding to meet their needs. Our new 737 MAX will also make the journey more comfortable and better for the environment. Icelandair looks forward to welcoming Cleveland aboard,” said Michael Raucheisen, PR Manager, Icelandair North America.
Year-round flights to Iceland will operate 5 days a week on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays with connections to more than 25 destinations in Europe. Passengers may also take an Icelandair Stopover at no additional airfare.