WRITTEN BY: Joe McBride
In February, Icelandair announced seasonal trans-Atlantic air service to Europe with nonstop flights between Kansas City and Iceland. Beginning May 26, regional travelers can fly nonstop from Kansas City International Airport (MCI) to Icelandair’s hub at Keflavík International Airport (KEF) near the Iceland capital, Reykjavik. Icelandair’s Kansas City service will offer three nonstop flights per week, with easy connections to and from more than 25 of the most popular destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K., and Europe. Icelandair also allows passengers to enjoy an “Icelandair Stopover” in Iceland for up to seven nights at no additional airfare. The new service provides travelers with a convenient alternative with new trans-Atlantic itineraries.
Service from Kansas City will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on 183-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, featuring Icelandair’s updated cabin with more legroom, in-flight entertainment, and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi. Return flights to Kansas City will be scheduled on Tuesdays, Fridays and Mondays. Tickets are available at Icelandair.us or 800-223-5500.
“Icelandair has made an excellent choice in connecting Kansas City to their growing network,” said Kansas City Director of Aviation Pat Klein. “In addition to nonstop access to one of the fastest growing tourism destinations, passengers will also appreciate how easy it is to travel through Iceland on their way to Europe.”
Flight FI840 departs Kansas City International Airport at 5:15 p.m. (CDT) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrives at KEF at 5:05 a.m. (GMT), just in time to start the day in Iceland or connect to other Iceland destinations in Europe, such as London, Paris, Dublin or Munich. Flight FI841 departs Keflavik International Airport at 6 p.m. (GMT) on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays and arrives in Kansas City at 8:45 p.m. (CDT).
Icelandair will operate from Terminal C. The new service supplements other scheduled nonstop international service to Cancun, Mexico, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and Toronto, Canada.