Friday, 11 May 2018

Three New Flights, Two New Airlines, One New Cool Destination for DFW Airport Customers

Customers at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport have three new, nonstop flights to Iceland just in time for the peak summer travel season. Two Icelandic-based airlines, Wow air and Icelandair, will begin flying from DFW to Reykjavík–Keflavík (KEF) International Airport in late May and American Airlines will launch its KEF flight in early June.

New options for travel from DFW to Iceland 
begin in time for summer vacation season

"The new flights to Iceland represent even more choices for our customers and the entire Dallas Fort Worth region," said John Ackerman, DFW's executive vice president of Global Strategy and Development. "One of our top goals at DFW Airport is to grow international passenger and cargo air service to kindle new business and travel opportunities in our home region. The addition of three routes to this beautiful new destination shows the strength of demand for international travel to and from North Texas."
Iceland is an increasingly popular tourist destination and has become a convenient stopover for travellers connecting to Europe. Between the two Icelandic carriers, DFW customers will have access to 39 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. American Airlines connects travellers to Iceland through its largest hub. 

New Iceland services schedule
Wow air
Begins May 24, 2018
Departs DFW at 4:10 p.m. (CDT)
Arrives KEF at 4:45 a.m. (GMT)
Aircraft: Airbus A330
Seats: 350
Service: Seasonal (summer); three times per week
Operates from DFW Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

Begins May 31, 2018
Departs DFW at 4:20 p.m. (CDT)
Arrives KEF at 5:10 a.m. (GMT)
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Seats: 183
Service: Year-round; four times per week
Operates from DFW on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 

American Airlines
Begins June 7, 2018
Departs DFW at 8:20 p.m. (CDT)
Arrives KEF at 9:15 a.m. (GMT)
Aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Seats: 176
Service: Seasonal (summer); daily
Operates from DFW seven days per week

DFW Airport warmly welcomes more than 66 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 173 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program. Centred between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. 

Industry commentators have expressed some doubt that projected passenger numbers for the Dallas Fort Worth - Iceland route would be able to support viable loads on all three airlines. "It will be difficult for all three airlines to achieve the high loads needed for the route to be economically viable in the long term. " Our lead correspondent Jason Shaw said. "Wow and Icelandair do have large and growing networks of European services that connect in Iceland, which will support the route. The increased competition, especially during summer could be a massive advantage for passengers, as fares are bound to be highly competitive."
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(Photos  from  DFW)