Icelandair takes flight for Texas and California

Icelandair San Francisco

Icelandair relaunched flights to San Francisco on 1 June, an airport it last served in 2006. To greet the return of the European carrier, the Californian hub commissioned this geographic-themed cake depicting the new link.

  • Icelandair strengthened its US network this week by introducing Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to its route map, while also reintroducing San Francisco (SFO). The former 6,009-kilometre link to Texas was inaugurated on 30 May from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF), while services on the 6,754-kilometre sector to California began on 1 June. Both routes will be flown four times weekly based on OAG schedules, with Dallas/Fort Worth flights being flown using 757-200s, while San Francisco will see 767-300 operations. Icelandair will face direct competition on both routes, with WOW air operating Dallas/Fort Worth three times weekly and San Francisco daily. Further competition on the Texan route will be added on 7 June, with oneworld carrier American Airlines due to launch a daily service. See how Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 

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