Delta adds Iceland service from Twin Cities

Courtesy: Delta Air Lines.

Courtesy: Delta Air Lines.

Rome isn’t the only new nonstop destination being added from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport next spring. Delta will launch seasonal service to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport from its Twin Cities hub beginning May 26, 2016.

Reykjavik will be Delta’s fifth destination in Europe from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta recently announced service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome and also operates flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tokyo-Narita. Reykjavik service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using a 199-seat Boeing 757-200ER aircraft. The aircraft offers 20 seats in the premium cabin as well as 29 in Delta 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 from Minneapolis-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 Feb. 11, 2016. Previously operated for four months over the peak summer, Delta’s New York-JFK flight will now run for seven months, with service starting three times weekly and moving to daily in May 2016. Delta is the only U.S. airline that operates service to Iceland.

Passengers flying in Delta’s premium cabin enjoy a full range of premium products for a comfortable, relaxed, and productive in-flight experience, including Sky Priority® access at check-in, security and Priority Boarding, personalized service in flight, premium food and drink selection and free premium entertainment. Delta Comfort+ offers customers more legroom, Sky Priority® boarding with dedicated overhead bin space and free premium entertainment. Delta offers seatback entertainment for every passenger 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. Delta 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. Delta has also made renovations to its Delta Sky Club on concourse F and offers Sky Priority services and gate area power recharging stations.

Delta’s Minneapolis-St Paul to Reykjavik schedule will operate as follows:

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.

Source: Delta Air Lines.

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