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Press Release: Delta adds Iceland flights open to vaccinated Americans

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueBeginning in May, Delta customers seeking a global escape will once again enjoy a nonstop connection from three U.S. hubs to Iceland’s stunning landscapes, world-renowned hot springs like the Blue Lagoon and the iconic capital city of Reykjavík.

Delta will launch new daily service from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) to Keflavík International Airport (KEF) beginning May 20 – as well as resume daily service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on May 1 and daily service from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) on May 27.

This latest milestone in the airline’s growing network follows Iceland’s recent exemption of fully vaccinated Americans from the ban on non-essential travel and other restrictions like testing and quarantine requirements – making it the first leisure destination in Europe easily accessible to U.S. travelers since the pandemic began.

“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,” said Joe Esposito, S.V.P. – Network Planning. “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.”

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 testing resource for international travel.

New Boston Service

Delta’s daily BOS-KEF service will be operated on the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 featuring Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The schedule will operate as follows:

Route  

Flight

 

 

Departure

 

 

Arrival

 

 

Operating Days

 

 

BOS-KEF

 

 

266

 

 

10:25pm

 

 

7:45am

 

 

Daily

 

 

KEF-BOS

 

 

267

 

 

10:15am

 

 

12:00pm

 

 

Daily

 

Resuming JFK and MSP Service

Customers traveling between JFK and KEF can enjoy Delta One service with lie-flat seats on the 168-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, which also includes Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin.

MSP-KEF service will be operated by the 193-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin service.

The schedule will operate as follows:

 

Route

 

 

Flight

 

 

Departure

 

 

Arrival

 

 

Operating Days

 

 

JFK-KEF

 

 

246

 

 

10:15pm

 

 

8:05am

 

 

Daily

 

 

KEF-JFK

 

 

247

 

 

11:15am

 

 

1:15pm

 

 

Daily

 

 

 

Route

 

 

Flight

 

 

Departure

 

 

Arrival

 

 

Operating Days

 

 

MSP-KEF

 

 

260

 

 

8:45pm

 

 

7:55am

 

 

Daily

 

 

KEF-MSP

 

 

261

 

 

9:30am

 

 

11:00am

 

 

Daily

 

All of Delta’s Iceland services are operated in conjunction with our partners Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Rotation

Delta prioritizes the health and safety of customers and employees above all, which is why the airline’s layers of protection include regularly sanitizing high-touch surfaces and replacing onboard industrial-grade HEPA filters twice as often as recommended.

Delta also permanently eliminated change fees for travel originating from North America to anywhere in the world (excluding Basic Economy), giving customers more control over managing their plans.

In addition to safer, more flexible travel as part of the Delta CareStandard, all customers flying between the U.S. and Iceland will enjoy hundreds of new in-flight entertainment options on personal seat-back screens. Delta’s award-winning customer experience also includes touchless technology via the Fly Delta app and onboard and plans to deliver new high-speed Wi-Fi on board this year.