Iceland’s national carrier Icelandair has decided to further expand its network in the United States. The airline recently announced it will be launching its new flights to Chicago O’Hare from Keflavik from March next year.
The airline indicated that it will start operating its new year-round flights services between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Keflavik International Airport (KEF) effective from March 16, 2016. The two destinations will be served with four roundtrip services per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The launch of the service will help the U.S. travelers to conveniently connect to more than 20 destinations across Europe.
With the launch of services to Chicago O’Hare, Icelandair will now be serving a total of 15 destinations in North America. The airline has been serving Chicago for the past 15 years now when it first started serving in 1973. Apart from Chicago O’ Hare, the other North American gateways being served by the airline include Vancouver, Orlando, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Halifax, Anchorage, Washington D.C., Toronto, Seattle, New York JFK, Newark Liberty, Edmonton, Denver and Boston.
Some of these destinations such as Vancouver, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Anchorage, Orlando and Halifax are being served on a seasonal basis. All the North American destinations are being served from the airline’s main hub at Keflavik International Airport. The new service from Chicago O’Hare is being considered beneficial for the U.S. customers as they will be able to easily connect to above 20 destinations in Continental Europe, the UK and Scandinavia. The customers can also avail an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights in Iceland without paying any additional charges whatsoever.