American Airlines announced today that it will be adding a new seasonal European destination when it begins service to Reykjavik-Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) next year. Service to Iceland’s capital and largest city begins June 7, 2018 from American’s Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) hub.
The route will be flown on a 176-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring lie-flat Business Class seats and a full suite of products including American’s innovative Casper bedding and Cole Haan amenity kits in the premium cabin.
Tickets for the seasonal service will go on sale on November 20, 2017. Flights from Dallas to Reykjavik will run from June 7 to October 26, 2018 and flights from Reykjavik to Dallas will run from June 8 to October 27, 2018. The flight schedules will be:
Dallas to Reykjavik
Departs DFW at 8:20 p.m.
Arrives KEF at 9:15 a.m. (Next day)
Reykjavik to Dallas
Departs KEF at 11:10 a.m.
Arrives DFW at 2:50 p.m.
Over the last two years, Iceland has become a very popular vacation destination. Iceland’s very own low-cost airline, WOW Air, currently provides service to/from 16 airports in the the United States and continues to expand. Additionally, WOW provides service to even more European destinations and are eyeing Asian destinations for 2019. In an effort to encourage tourism, WOW has been offering no-cost layovers segments when flying from the United States to/from Europe which has been very attractive for the traveler.
Clearly American sees the potential in the service and by establishing the seasonal route is testing the market for potential permanent service. The new destination complements the continued growth from Dallas-Fort Worth, including Rome and Amsterdam recently announced.