Delta Air Lines announced today that it will start seasonal service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Reykjavik, Iceland. The new route will complement the carrier’s New York-JFK to Reykjavik seasonal service and is currently the only U.S. airline to fly to Iceland. Delta will fly head-to-head with Icelandair on both routes.
Flights are scheduled to run May 26th to September 5th, 2016. Delta will operate its Boeing 757-200ER aircraft on the route, which are in the airline’s domestic configuration, meaning they will not feature “Delta One.” The aircraft will have 20 first class seats and 179 in economy, including 29 in Delta’s Comfort+ premium economy seats.
The current schedule shows the flight will depart at 9:52pm from Minneapolis and arrive into Reykjavik the next day at 9am. On the return, the flight will depart Reykjavik at 8:30am and arrive into Minneapolis at 10am, the same day. All times are local.
“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,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice-President of Network Planning.
The new Reykjavik route will be Delta’s fifth European destination from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The airline currently operates service to Amsterdam, London, and Paris and recently announced it will begin seasonal service to Rome with its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Rome service is scheduled to operate May through September.