This week, Icelandair announces three new North American gateways, introducing a new service to Kansas City and putting San Francisco and Baltimore back on the map.
Inaugural flights to the new destinations will begin in late May and early June 2018, offering easy connections between the UK and North America. 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 serve via their hub in Reykjavik. The airline now offers 23 North American destinations, making them the second highest airline for the number of North American airways serviced.
“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. Today our network is bigger and stronger than ever, and we offer our passengers more flights, more connections, and a refreshing alternative to Iceland and beyond. We look forward to once again welcoming San Francisco and Baltimore on board, and we warmly welcome Kansas City,” says Icelandair CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson.
Icelandair service to the heartland of America sees flights operating three times a week to Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, commencing 25 May 2018 operated via a Boeing 757 with a three class configuration including Economy, Economy Comfort and Business Class. Flights depart Keflavik at 6:00 p.m (GMT) and arrive at Kansas City International at 8:45 p.m (CST) on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. In return, flights depart Kansas City International at 5:15 p.m (CST) arriving at Keflavik at 5:10 a.m (GMT) the following day making easy connections to the UK.
Icelandair returns to San Francisco, California and Baltimore, Maryland, with services commencing 1 June and 28 May 2018, 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.
Both San Francisco and Baltimore will be operated by a three class configuration including Economy, Economy Comfort and Business Class with the former with a Boeing 767 and the latter with a Boeing 757.
Flights to San Francisco will depart Keflavik on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and on return will depart San Francisco to Keflavik on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays providing UK passengers with a range of options to choose from.
In addition, flights to Baltimore from Keflavik will depart at 5.05 p.m (GMT) and arrive at 7.25 p.m (EST) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. While, Baltimore will service flights to Keflavik on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays departing at 8.35 p.m (EST) and arriving at 6.20 a.m (GMT) the next day.
Icelandair offers the opportunity to stopover in Iceland en route when travelling to North America from the UK. Passengers can experience Iceland through a stopover in Reykjavik for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.
Icelandair has been in operation since 1937, and celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017. As an aviation pioneer, Icelandair continues to grow by adding new aircraft to its modern fleet, more destinations, and popular amenities including over 600 hours of personal in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access available on all routes.
For additional information about Icelandair’s destinations, Stopover service, fleet and new Economy Light fares, please visit www.icelandair.com.