Delta Adds Two New Iceland Flights From Minneapolis And JFK from May 2016

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Delta Air Lines is adding another new nonstop destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport next spring. The airline will launch a seasonal service to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport from its Twin Cities hub, flights will begin on the 26th May 2016.

Reykjavik will be Delta’s fifth destination in Europe from Minneapolis-St. Paul. The airline recently announced a new flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome and also operates services to Amsterdam, London, Paris and TokyoNarita. The Reykjavik service will be operated in conjunction with joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using a 199-seat Boeing 757-300 aircraft. The aircraft offers 20 seats in the premium cabin as well as 29 in  Comfort+ and 150 in Main Cabin.

“By next spring, our customers in the Twin Cities will enjoy direct service to six overseas international destinations in Europe and Asia,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President–Network Planning. “New service fromMinneapolis-St. Paul to Reykjavik will open up more opportunities not only for passengers, but also for cargo handlers that import and export fish and other commodities between the two countries.”

Delta has also extended its service between Reykjavik and New York-JFK, which will now begin from the 11th February 2016. Previously operated for four months over the peak summer, the New York-JFK flight will now run for seven months, with flights three times a week and moving to daily in May 2016. The airline is the only U.S. carrier that flies to Iceland.

Delta’s Minneapolis-St Paul to Reykjavik schedule:

Flight number

Departure

Arrival

DL260

Minneapolis-St Paul at 9:52 p.m.

Reykjavik at 9 a.m. (next day)

DL261

Reykjavik at 8:30 a.m.

Minneapolis-St Paul 10 a.m.

Passengers flying in Delta’s premium cabin enjoy a full range of premium products for a comfortable, relaxed, and productive in-flight experience. These include a regionally inspired menu with accompanying wines, plus Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Comfort+ offers customers up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than its standard international Main Cabin seats as well as priority boarding. There is also in-flight entertainment at every passenger’s seat and Wi-Fi so that customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet.

Delta operates more than 400 peak-day flights to more than 120 destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The carrier has invested more than $25 million to update restaurants featuring world-class cuisine, gate-house dining and iPads for customer use and ordering in concourse G. It has also made renovations to its Sky Club on concourse F and offers Sky Priority services and gate area power recharging stations.

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