Icelandair adds Detroit as the newest US route

Icelandair is adding Motor City to its growing list of US routes.

National airline of Iceland will offer seasonal flights from Detroit to Reykjavik beginning May 18, 2023. These six-hour, non-stop flights will depart Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) four times a week on Wednesdays. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through October 30, 2023.

Flights will depart Detroit at 8:30 p.m. on a 160-seat Boeing 737 MAX. Return flights from Iceland will depart at 5pm and arrive in Detroit at 6:25pm

With seasonal routes from DTW, residents of the Detroit area and those willing to connect there will have another option for traveling to Europe. Flights from DTW to Keflavik Airport (KEF) will not stop. However, passengers can also connect from KEF to Greenland, the UK and mainland Europe.

“These new flights will not only help meet the needs of growing Detroit, but also offer more options for business and leisure travelers,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, president and chief executive officer of Icelandair Group. Midwest travel connects from the Midwest region.

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Icelandic Airlines reinforced US presence over the past few years, adding routes in Raleigh, North Carolina; Philadelphia; and Tampa, to name a few. In November, Icelandair and JetBlue also expanded their codeshare agreement, which requires placing JetBlue’s code on seven Icelandair routes to Europe.

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Round-trip fares from Detroit to Reykjavik and other select European destinations start at $499 for travel between May 18, 2023 and October 30, 2023. Customers have until December 24. for $499, and Icelandair’s Saga Premium class will also be on sale, starting at $999.

“At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, we know our customers have many options when they fly,” says Bogason. “We believe direct flights to Iceland and the opportunity to connect with exciting cities across Europe are two more reasons why travelers choose DTW.”

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