Icelandair will start flights between the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik and Dallas, Texas. The new route will be operated by one of Icelandair’s Boeing 757-200 and will operate 4 times a week. The new announcement comes on the heels of Iceland’s WOW Air announcing flights to Dallas earlier this week, as Iceland’s airlines compete neck-in-neck for passengers.
Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport stated that “DFW Airport is pleased to provide our customers with additional choices when they fly across the Atlantic. Icelandair will offer a full-service option whether traveling to Reykjavik, Scandinavia of some of the most popular destinations in Europe”.
Icelandair’s CEO, Birkir Holm Gudnasn was quoted as stating, “As we celebrate our 80th anniversary, we are pleased to offer the largest route network in Icelandair’s history. 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 Forth Worth travelers abroad”.
Travelers taking Icelandair to Dallas also have the possibility to take advantage of connecting to Dallas’s vast North/Latin American network, enabling passengers to reach destinations not possible before with a single stop. Icelandair’s arrival will make it the 17th international operate to the Texan City.
The announcement comes after its biggest competitor, WOW Air announced flights to the Lone Star city last week, bringing transatlantic competition to an all new high in Texas. Before then, WOW Air and Icelandair made headlines by both announcing service to Cleveland, Ohio within a week of each other, copying each other’s moves and attempting to catch a greater share of the booming Icelandic tourism market.
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