MIAMI – Icelandair (FI) was quick to step in and take advantage of the long-haul void left by the demise of Norwegian Air (DY) and WOW (WW).
Icelandair has resumed flights to US destinations such as Boston (BOS), Chicago-O’Hare (ORD), New York (JFK/EWR), Seattle (SEA), and Washington-Dulles (IAD). Additionally, FI has resumed services to Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) with four weekly flights but planning to increase to a daily service starting July 16, gradually returning to its pre-COVID destinations grid.
Flying the Boeing 737 MAX, 757
The flights to MSP will be operated by a Boeing 737 MAX 8 seating 160 passengers. However, FI expects to fly a larger Boeing 757 aircraft if traffic so dictates.
Further, Iceland has fully opened its borders to all vaccinated passengers, both coming from Europe and the US, as the country is counting on a reciprocal opening in a near future.
Bodi Bogason, FI CEO said he was pleased to resume flights to MSP, proposing non-stop services and connections within Iceland and Europe. FI is in competition with United Airlines (UA) and Delta (DL).
Article source: Skift
Featured images: Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 TF-ICP. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways