Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport continues to expand its route network and it will soon not only add a new destination but launch three new links to the 12th busiest airport in the world by passenger numbers.
Welcoming the inaugural flight from Dallas/Fort Worth this week, Keflavik will be connected to the Texan airport 13 times a week by mid-June, with Icelandic carriers Icelandair and WOW air, as well as new airline partner American Airlines.
WOW air launches a twice-weekly connection on 23 May, shortly followed by Icelandair adding its four times weekly service on 30 May. On 7 June American Airlines joins the airport’s serving carriers when it begins its daily operations resulting in Keflavik offering in excess of 2,600 weekly seats to Dallas/Fort Worth across all three services.
Isavia commercial director, Hlynur Sigurdsson said: “To launch three connections in as many weeks to such a large international hub is a sign we remain on the road of rapid growth and airlines continue to recognise the opportunities available.”
He adds: “The new flights will not only represent substantial choice for our customers via Dallas/Fort Worth’s immense network, but also allow travellers from North Texas to benefit from our own ever-expanding route map, giving them access to Iceland as well as numerous further destinations.”
Dallas/Fort Worth becomes Keflavik’s 24th destination in the US, immediately offering close to 64,000 seats on the city pair during S18. It also sees the international hub jump straight in at 10th place amongst those 24 US cities, ahead of Los Angeles and just behind Seattle-Tacoma in capacity terms.
The addition of Dallas/Fort Worth to its network further fortifies the US as Keflavik’s largest country market of the 32 it serves, with nearly 1.3 million seats available throughout the summer.
Other routes launching this year at Keflavik include Icelandair’s three times a week service to Kansas City on 25 May, along with the carrier’s four times a week service to Baltimore/Washington on 28 May and four times weekly route to San Francisco from 1 June.
S7 Airlines is also starting a weekly summer service to Moscow Domodedovo from 9 June and WOW Air is starting a three times weekly service to Delhi from 6 December.