Iceland’s national carrier Icelandair has further expanded its global network with new flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting from March 16, 2016. The flights will be operated from Keflavik International Airport (KEF).
The airline in a statement said that the two destinations will be served with four-times roundtrip flights every week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The customers booking flights from Chicago O’Hare to Keflavik will be able to efficiently connect to more than 20 destinations in Europe.
Icelandair first started offering flights services to Chicago O’Hare in 1973. The airline has ever since continued to expand its services offering new aircrafts, modern amenities and more destinations. With the expanding of services to Chicago O’Hare, the airline will now be providing connectivity to Iceland from 15 gateways in North America. Travel experts have said that the launch of new service to Chicago O’Hare is expected to boost tourism and business prospects for both the regions.
Icelandair is presently offering services to Iceland from various North American destinations, which includes Washington D.C., Toronto, Seattle, New York JFK, Newark, Edmonton, Denver, Chicago and Boston. Apart from these destinations, the airline also conducts seasonal services to Iceland from Vancouver, Portland, Orlando, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Halifax and Anchorage.
The travelers from North American cities are offered connections to more than 20 destinations in Continental Europe, the UK and Scandinavia from the airline’s main hub at Keflavik International Airport. Icelandair is currently the only airline offering its customers to take advantage of an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights without paying any additional charges along with their tickets.