Delta Adds Iceland Service from Twin Cities Hub

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Rome isn’t the only new nonstop destination being added from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) next spring. Delta adds Iceland Service from MSP when it launches seasonal service to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport from its Twin Cities hub beginning May 26, 2016.

Reykjavik will be Delta’s fifth destination in Europe from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta recently announced service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Rome and also operates flights to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tokyo-Narita. Reykjavik service will be operated in conjunction with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia using a 199-seat Boeing 757-300 aircraft. The aircraft offers 20 seats in the premium cabin as well as 29 in Delta Comfort+ and 150 in Main Cabin.

“By next spring, our customers in the Twin Cities will enjoy direct service to six overseas international destinations in Europe and Asia,” said Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s Senior Vice President–Network Planning. “New service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Reykjavik will open up more opportunities not only for passengers, but also for cargo handlers that import and export fish and other commodities between the two countries.”

Delta has also extended its service between Reykjavik and New York-JFK, which will now begin February 11, 2016. Previously operated for four months over the peak summer, Delta’s New York-JFK flight will now run for seven months, with service starting three times weekly and moving to daily in May 2016. Delta is the only U.S. airline that operates service to Iceland.

Delta’s Minneapolis-St Paul to Reykjavik schedule will operate as follows:

DL260 Minneapolis-St Paul at 9:52 p.m.    Reykjavik at 9 a.m. (next day)
DL261 Reykjavik at 8:30 a.m.    Minneapolis-St Paul 10 a.m.

When Delta adds Iceland Service passengers flying in premium cabins will enjoy a full range of premium products. These include a regionally inspired menu with accompanying wines, plus Westin Heavenly Inflight Bedding from Westin Hotels & Resorts. Delta Comfort+ offers customers up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta’s standard international Main Cabin seats as well as priority boarding. Delta offers in-flight entertainment at every passenger’s seat and Wi-Fi so that customers can stay connected at 30,000 feet.

Delta operates more than 400 peak-day flights to more than 120 destinations from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Delta has invested more than $25 million to update restaurants featuring world-class cuisine, gate-house dining and iPads for customer use and ordering in concourse G. Delta has also made renovations to its Delta Sky Club on concourse F and offers Sky Priority services and gate area power recharging stations.

Kathy Stafford
Kathy Stafford

Kathy Stafford is a writer, publisher and editor. She was a contributing author to "Sasha Cohen Fire on Ice". She has been a contributing editor to several publications including, "Discover Balboa Park: A Complete Guide". Kathy was publisher and editor of "Skating Sketches", reporting on figure skating worldwide, for over ten years. She was a credentialed journalist as a figure skating specialist for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. She has covered international skating events in Switzerland, France, Finland, England, Canada and the United States with published articles in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Although she never accepted an assignment, she was on the list of approved Lonely Planet authors for three years. She is currently combining her love of travel, and her background as a writer and editor, as a publisher and author of travel related journalism. In addition, she blogs about her search for her family roots at www.cherokeerootsblog.com.

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