Delta Air Lines is planning to launch nonstop
flights between New York and Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning 1 June
The flight, between John F. Kennedy
International Airport in New York and Keflavik International
Airport in Reykjavik, will be operated with a 170-seat Boeing
757-200 aircraft with 15 seats in BusinessElite and 155 seats in
The flight will also operate direct from Delta's
hub in Minneapolis-St. Paul under the same flight number, with a
stop at New York-JFK.
Delta's newest international destination from
New York is part of its ongoing investment in the New York market,
adding to the more than 40 new destinations introduced from
LaGuardia and JFK combined in the last four years.
In recent months, Delta has added new or
expanded service between New York and Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Brussels, Belgium; London-Heathrow and Manchester, England;
Shannon, Ireland; Stockholm, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark.
The airline has also announced new domestic services from New York,
including new and expanded service to Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis;
Kansas City, Mo.; San Antonio; Cleveland; Charlotte, N.C.; Orange
County, Calif.; Baltimore; Montreal and Toronto.
"Our new flight to Iceland is another milestone
in our efforts to be the leading domestic and international
carrier in New York," said Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice
president – New York. "We have always prided ourselves in offering
a large number of unique destinations from our JFK hub to provide
customers convenient access to growing but underserved global
markets. The addition of Reykjavik also marks the first service in
Iceland for SkyTeam, the leading global airline alliance that
includes Delta, Air France-KLM, Alitalia and nine other airlines."
The new Reykjavik flight will be operated as
part of Delta's trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM
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