The FINANCIAL — Delta has extended its seasonal service between New York-JFK and Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport, with service now beginning Feb. 11, 2016.
Previously operated for four months over the summer, the flight will now operate for seven months, with service starting three times weekly in February and moving to daily in May, according to Delta.
“More than 140,000 passengers have flown on Delta between Iceland and the United States since we started service in 2011, and we are delighted to respond to customer demand by extending this popular flight,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President–Europe, Middle East and Africa. “The U.S. now ranks highest in terms of international visitor numbers to Iceland, and by operating for those additional months we will support further growth in inbound tourism, as well as provide easy one-stop connections for customers flying from Iceland to destinations throughout North America.”
Delta will operate the flight in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia on a Boeing 757 aircraft. Delta is the only U.S. airline with flights to Iceland and offers customers more than 60 onward connections via its hub at New York-JFK.