Icelandair to terminate service between two US destinations

posted on 1st October 2019 by William Hayes
Icelandair to terminate service between two US destinations

Icelandair is terminating its US services to Kansas City and San Francisco next year as part of a network restructuring.

The airline is citing “commercial reasons” as to why it is discontinuing its Boeing 757-200s on the Kansas City route and 767-300ERs to San Francisco flight options.

“I’m proud of the Aviation staff who worked so diligently to bring Icelandair to Kansas City and am thankful for the way this community supported the new service.

“Aviation staff will continue to meet with airlines with the intent to grow Kansas City’s international access.” said Pat Klein, Aviation director.

But it competes with multiple transatlantic services from San Francisco, while being the only transatlantic link to Europe from Kansas City.

Icelandair has been assessing its route network to improve profitability.

But it adds that the review is partly to take in to account the risks presented by the suspension of the Boeing 737 Max fleet.