Icelandair Welcomes New North America Gateway: Detroit
- December 10, 2022
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Icelandair recently announced its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. Seasonal flights begin May 18, 2023 departing from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport to Reykjavik (KEF), Iceland. The four weekly non-stop flights will run through October 30, 2023. Flight 872 departs Detroit at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on a 160-seat Boeing 737MAX from Detroit to Iceland. The return trip from Reykjavik to Detroit departs at 5:00 PM same weekdays and arrives at 6:25 PM
“Islandair is pleased to offer Detroit a refreshing new choice for travel to Iceland and beyond. Icelandair’s DTW service will allow passengers to travel to and from Europe in new, fuel-efficient aircraft with modern amenities, including gate-to-gate WiFi and inflight entertainment for all passengers,” said Bogi Nils Bogason, President and CEO by Icelandair Group. “These new flights will not only help meet the needs of a growing Detroit, but also provide more options for Midwestern business and leisure travelers connecting from the Midwestern region. We look forward to welcoming Detroit on board.”
With a flight time of around six hours, Motor City passengers can transfer from Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport to more than 25 destinations in Iceland, Greenland, the UK, Scandinavia and continental Europe. Icelandair also offers the Stopover in Iceland program, which offers up to seven nights in the country with no additional airfare.
“Thanks to Icelandair, the beauty of Iceland is now just a short flight from Detroit,” said Chad Newton, CEO of Wayne County Airport Authority. “At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, we know our customers have choices about when to fly. We believe non-stop flights to Iceland and the ability to connect to exciting cities across Europe are two more reasons travelers choose DTW.”