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Delta Adds and Resumes Service to Iceland, Europe’s First Destination Open to Vaccinated Americans
Delta Air Lines will launch new daily service between Boston and Reykjavik from May 20th, while daily flights from Minneapolis St. Paul and New York-JFK will also resume, as Iceland has become the first European destination to permit fully vaccinated Americans.
On Friday (March 26, 2021), Delta Air Lines announced new and resumed service to Iceland, which has become the first European country to permit the entry of fully-vaccinated Americans. From May 20th, the carrier will launch new daily service between Boston (BOS) and Reykjavik (KEF). Delta will also resume daily flights to Reykjavik from New York (JFK) on May 1st and from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) starting May 27, 2021. Iceland will now become the first European leisure destination easily accessible to American tourists since the start of the Global COVID-19 pandemic.
In Friday’s announcement, Delta Air Lines’ SVP – Network Planning, Joe Esposito, said.
“We know our customers are eager to safely get back out into the world, including exploring one of the globe’s most beautiful outdoor destinations. As confidence in travel rises, we hope more countries continue reopening to vaccinated travelers, which mean more opportunities to reconnect customers to the people and places that matter most.”
The JFK-Reykjavik route will be operated with a 168-seat Boeing 757-200, featuring Delta One lie-flat seats, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin ticket options. From Minneapolis, the route will be operated with a 193-seat Boeing 757-200 configured with Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seats. All of Delta’s Iceland services are operated in conjunction with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.
Delta customers traveling to Iceland will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or COVID-19 recovery. Travelers returning to the U.S. must also provide a negative test result and can find a convenient testing location through Delta’s dedicated testing resource for international travel. Delta Air Lines has permanently eliminated change fees for travel originating in North America to anywhere in the world (excluding Basic Economy).
Source: Delta Air Lines