DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Customers from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will have a new choice for travel to Iceland and beyond when Icelandair begins new service to Reykjavik's Keflavik International (KEF) in May 2018. Icelandair will serve DFW to KEF four times per week with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft.
"DFW Airport is pleased to provide our customers with additional choices when they fly across the Atlantic," said Sean Donohue, CEO for DFW International Airport. "Icelandair will offer our customers a full-service option whether traveling to Reykjavik, Scandinavia or some of the most popular destinations in Europe."
The new route will open up more travel choices for DFW customers via the Icelandair hub in Reykjavik, which serves more than 25 destinations in Europe.
"As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we are pleased to offer the largest route network in Icelandair's history," said Birkir Holm Gudnason, Icelandair CEO. "Our new service from Dallas Fort Worth will provide a refreshing alternative for travelers from Texas with non-stop flights to Iceland and beyond. The new DFW route will also open opportunities for European travelers wanting to explore the Dallas Fort Worth region and the great Lone Star state. We look forward to welcoming Dallas Fort Worth travelers aboard."
Icelandair Service – Inaugural service Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF) to DFW
Departs KEF 5:15 p.m. (GMT) and arrives DFW at 8:40 p.m. (CDT), Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
DFW to KEF
Departs DFW at 5:00 p.m. (CDT) and arrives KEF at 6:00 a.m. (GMT), Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Mondays
Travelers from Iceland can take advantage of DFW's facilities at International Terminal D that feature highly efficient customs processing, as well as world-class shopping, dining and amenities. DFW's geographic position, size and amenities also makes for convenient connections from Europe and Asia to points across North America, Central and South America.
When Icelandair launches service in May 2018, the airline will be the 17th international carrier to serve DFW International Airport.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport earned the distinction of the best large airport in North America for customer service in 2016 from Airports Council International. DFW Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 167 domestic and 57 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW web site.
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