Delta Air Lines made this announcement:
Three weeks after Delta Air Lines resumed its daily service from New York-JFK to Iceland, the airline has launched a second and new daily nonstop flight from Boston to Reykjavik. Once the third daily flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul begins next week, 2021 will be the biggest year for Delta in Iceland.
Pre-pandemic, the United States was the largest source market for tourism into Iceland with more than 460,000 visitors in 2019, according to data from the Icelandic Tourist Board. Tourism data also indicates that American visitors are the top spenders of foreign visitors spending an average of $2,100 each during a typical week’s stay. Tourism remains one of the country’s main industries making up 8% of the country’s GDP.
Customers traveling to Iceland will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or recovery of COVID-19. Travelers returning to the U.S. will still require a negative COVID-19 test and can find a nearby location with Delta’s dedicated Travel Planning Center for international travel.
Delta will fly Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft on these routes, which include both premium and economy cabins offering more choice to customers. All services are operated in conjunction with partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
Top Copyright Photo: Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 WL N658DL (msn 24420) SNA (Michael B. Ing). Image: 948096.
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