Delta Adds Iceland

Delta Airlines says it will add new service between New York and Reykjavik, beginning June 1, 2011, becoming the only U.S. carrier to serve Iceland nonstop from the U.S.

The flights between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Keflavik International Airport will be operated with a Boeing 757-200, with 15 business class and 155 coach seats.

Passengers will also be able to fly direct from Delta's hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul, via New York's JFK.

In recent months, Delta also added new or expanded service from New York to a number of European destinations including Amsterdam, Brussels and Stockholm.

"Our new flight to Iceland is another milestone in our efforts to be the leading domestic and international carrier in New York," says Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president - New York.

"We have always prided ourselves in offering a large number of unique destinations from our JFK hub to provide customers convenient access to growing but underserved global markets," she adds.

Grimmett says the addition of Reykjavik also marks the first service in Iceland for SkyTeam, the global alliance, and would be operated as part of Delta's trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia.

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