Iceland keeps getting easier and easier to reach from the US. Or in this particular case, from Kansas City, Baltimore and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Starting in May, Icelandair will launch the first-ever regularly scheduled trans-Atlantic route from Kansas City, Missouri, commencing with three flights a week to Reykjavik (with connections onward to continental Europe) on Boeing 757 aircraft.
Meanwhile, the airline is returning Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco, California to its regular schedule with services commencing in May and June, respectively, flying four times a week. It’s been more than a decade since Icelandair last offered flights from both of those destinations and the return is testament to Iceland’s increased popularity among Americans for both leisure and business.
“The time is right for Icelandair to return to Baltimore and San Francisco,” says airline CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson. “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 nonstop 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 onboard, and we warmly welcome Kansas City.”
With the addition of these new routes, Icelandair will have 23 North American destinations, as well as 20 more in Europe.