Icelandair to fly out west to San Francisco

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Other destinations have also been revealed for 2018

Iceland’s main airline Icelandair says it will add a new route to San Francisco this coming summer, with seasonal flights beginning on June 1 with four direct flights a week.

San Francisco is the 23rd destination in North America that Icelandair will be flying to, and one of six new destinations announced for 2018. Four of the other five are in the US, namely Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City and Baltimore, the fifth being Dublin in Ireland.

San Francisco, Kansas City and Baltimore have all just been announced, to begin in late May and early June. They will provide a greater choice of travel destinations for passengers flying between Europe and the US, via Icelandair’s hub in Reykjavik.

Reason to return
“The time is right for Icelandair to return to Baltimore and San Francisco,” pronounced Icelandair CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson.

“Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years, and these cities have played an important role in that history. The third addition to our network marks the first time in its history that Icelandair will offer non-stop flights to and from the heart of America.”

Kansas City will be served three times a week, and San Francisco and Baltimore both four times weekly. It has been over a decade since Icelandair ceased operations to the latter two destinations, but the carrier says there has always been strong demand for them to return.

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