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August 6, 2010

Delta Announces Service Between New York and Reykjavik, Iceland

Delta Air Lines 757-200 N695DL
Delta Air Lines 757-200 N695DL

(Photo by Matt Molnar)

Delta Air Lines on Friday announced new nonstop service between New York Kennedy Airport (JFK) and Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near Reykjavik, Iceland, beginning June 1, 2011.

The company said that when service begins, Delta will be the only U.S. carrier to serve Iceland nonstop from the United States. The flight between New York’s JFK airport and Keflavik International Airport will be operated with a 170-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft with 15 seats in BusinessElite and 155 seats in Economy.

The flight will also operate direct from Delta’s hub in Minneapolis-St. Paul under the same flight number, with a stop at New York-JFK.

According to the company, the newest international destination from New York is part of its ongoing investment in the New York market. More than 40 new destinations were added from LaGuardia and JFK combined in the last four years.

In recent months, Delta has added new or expanded service between New York and Amsterdam, Brussels, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Shannon, Stockholm and Copenhagen.

Delta also has announced new domestic service from New York, including new and expanded service to Nashville, Tenn.; St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; San Antonio; Cleveland; Charlotte, N.C.; Orange County, Calif.; Baltimore; Montreal and Toronto.

Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president said the new flight is “another milestone in our efforts to be the leading domestic and international carrier in New York.”

The new flight will be operated as part of Delta’s trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia.

The New York-Reykjavik market is currently served by Icelandair out of JFK, and Iceland Express via Newark (EWR).

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