Saturday, 27 March 2021

Delta returning to Iceland with services from Boston, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and New York

Beginning in May, Delta customers seeking a global escape will once again enjoy a nonstop connection from three U.S. hubs to Iceland’s stunning landscapes, world-renowned hot springs like the Blue Lagoon and the iconic capital city of Reykjavík. The news will come as a bitter blow to troubled Icelandic carrier Icelandair, which needs to rebuild its finances and international route network in order to survive the year.

Delta will launch a new daily service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) beginning May 20 – as well as resume daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 1 and daily service from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) on May 27.

This latest milestone in the airline’s growing network follows Iceland’s recent exemption of fully vaccinated Americans from the ban on non-essential travel and other restrictions like testing and quarantine requirements – making it the first leisure destination in Europe easily accessible to U.S. travellers since the pandemic began.

“We know our customers are eager to safely get back out into the world, including exploring one of the globe’s most beautiful outdoor destinations,” said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning. “As confidence in travel rises, we hope more countries continue reopening to vaccinated travellers, which mean more opportunities to reconnect customers to the people and places that matter most.”


Customers travelling to Iceland will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or recovery of COVID-19. Travellers returning to the U.S. will still require a negative COVID-19 test and can find a nearby location with Delta’s dedicated testing resource for international travel.

New Boston Service

Delta’s daily BOS-KEF service will be operated on the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 featuring Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The schedule will operate as follows:

Route

  Flight  

  Departure  

 Arrival 

 Operating Days 

BOS-KEF

266

10:25pm

7:45am

Daily

KEF-BOS

267

10:15am

12:00pm

Daily


MSP-KEF service will be operated by the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service. Customers travelling between JFK and KEF can enjoy Delta One service with lie-flat seats on the 168-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which also includes Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin. Resuming JFK and MSP Service

The schedule will operate as follows:

Route

  Flight  

  Departure  

 Arrival 

 Operating Days 

JFK-KEF

246

10:15pm

8:05am

Daily

KEF-JFK

247

11:15am

1:15pm

Daily

Route

  Flight  

 Departure 

Arrival

 Operating Days

MSP-KEF

260

8:45pm

7:55am

Daily

KEF-MSP

261

9:30am

11:00am

Daily

All of Delta’s Iceland services are operated in conjunction with our partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Delta prioritizes the health and safety of customers and employees above all, which is why the airline’s layers of protection include regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces and replacing onboard industrial-grade HEPA filters twice as often as recommended.









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