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DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:37 am

Nice to see DL adding more international from JFK but what is the real demand NY to Iceland. Im assuming Icelandair being in the market for years has quite a leg up and it cant be so much demand for both, or is there? After re-reading i see this not a new route for DL but an increase so i guess the loads mustve been good enough to warrant the added 2 days. Anyone know this past summer LF's for both carriers?

DELTA over the weekend (of 21JUL12) has loaded its summer 2013 schedule for New York JFK – Reykjavik route, which sees the Skyteam member to operate daily service starting 24MAY13. In Summer 2011 and 2012, DELTA operated this route 5 times a week.

Planned schedule:

DL052 JFK2310 – 0855+1KEF 752 D
DL051 KEF1150 – 1350JFK 752 D
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:58 am

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Thread starter):


Nice to see DL adding more international from JFK but what is the real demand NY to Iceland.

Iceland is a relatively popular tourist destination during the summer. During winter the traffic collapses and Icelandair cuts frequency and depends on connections to Europe.

I am glad to see DL operating the route daily next summer. It's not a particularly long flight at only 5 hours in duration. The route is close to daily this summer.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:16 am

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Thread starter):
Nice to see DL adding more international from JFK but what is the real demand NY to Iceland.

Keep in mind that JFK is a huge transfer hub, so they have connections from all across the country to fill a 757.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:05 am

Keep in mind too that Icelandair carries US traffic to Europe via KEF (and a free stopover as I recall). Maybe it got to the point where they were poaching enough of DL's traffic for DL to make a market response.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:30 pm

It would be nice to see a tag on service to EDI.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:34 pm

Never understood why we don't do JFK-KEF-AMS-KEF-JFK
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:48 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 2):
Keep in mind that JFK is a huge transfer hub, so they have connections from all across the country to fill a 757.

If they really want to they could run a 737-7/800 on this route if the traffic is lower at certain times during the week, couldn't they?
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:24 pm

Quoting cokepopper (Reply 5):
Never understood why we don't do JFK-KEF-AMS-KEF-JFK

If KLM is not interested in AMS-KEF, why would Delta be interested? CPH is the busiest market out of KEF anyway.

Personally I am a bit surprised we don't have EWR-KEF on UA. A 737-800 would be a good airplane for that route.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:49 am

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 7):
Personally I am a bit surprised we don't have EWR-KEF on UA. A 737-800 would be a good airplane for that route.

You give us EDI, we'll give you KEF. Deal?
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:14 am

Going to Europe via KEF is really nice. Clear immigration at KEF, stretch your legs, then off to the Continent refreshed. You can't beat it.
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Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:53 am

Quoting FI642 (Reply 9):

Going to Europe via KEF is really nice. Clear immigration at KEF, stretch your legs, then off to the Continent refreshed. You can't beat it.

personally, I tend to disagree. Flying US east coast to Europe via KEF is a guarantee of a complete sleepless night. I favor non-stop to maximize sleep time.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:03 am

Quoting cokepopper (Reply 5):
Never understood why we don't do JFK-KEF-AMS-KEF-JFK

If DL enjoyed fifth freedom rights on the route, sure why not? I'd expect the answer is in the fact that KLM doesn't operate the KEF-AMS route already, I don't see too many people wanting to have a one stop flight JFK-AMS either, and I'm not sure there is enough Iceland origin traffic to warrant a flight to AMS even with beyond to the world connections. Would a 738 or 73G be able to operate this kind of flight w/o payload restrictions?
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:15 am

Cool news,

Iceland is amazing, I have been there. But in winter it is dark and sad. But summer is awesome. This is not surprising at all.

Maybe UA is not interested in seasonal market. Make no mistake, it is a seasonal market without the connections FI offers.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:48 pm

Quoting cokepopper (Reply 5):
Never understood why we don't do JFK-KEF-AMS-KEF-JFK
Quoting brilondon (Reply 6):
If they really want to they could run a 737-7/800 on this route if the traffic is lower at certain times during the week, couldn't they?

Personally I've always been a little surprised that no one has jumped at some of these TATL routes that can be operated with 737/A320's. BOS-KEF, BOS-PDL, NYC-KEF, NYC-PDL, seem almost too obvious for an airline like B6 or DL to operate seasonal service. Heck, I suspect that BOS-PDL would even work year round with a 737-700/A320. Hopefully we'll see these routes when DL receives their new 739ER or B6 their A320 with sharklets.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:57 pm

Quoting airbazar (Reply 13):
Personally I've always been a little surprised that no one has jumped at some of these TATL routes that can be operated with 737/A320's. BOS-KEF, BOS-PDL, NYC-KEF, NYC-PDL, seem almost too obvious for an airline like B6 or DL to operate seasonal service. Heck, I suspect that BOS-PDL would even work year round with a 737-700/A320. Hopefully we'll see these routes when DL receives their new 739ER or B6 their A320 with sharklets.

Air Canada has for a while now operated YYT (St. John's) to LHR with an A319. Interestingly, it's not even their longest route on the A319.

I always thought that AC should try something like YYZ or YUL to KEF, continuing on to ARN, OSL or HEL with an A319. I don't think any of these destinations could justify a 763, but I know there's a decent-sized Finnish population in Canada (for example), that could take advantage of a one-stop service through KEF.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:42 pm

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 11):

A 737 is capable of operating from KEF to any of the northeast US airports such as IAD PHL EWR JFK OR BOS.

Quoting FI642 (Reply 9):

Going to Europe via KEF is really nice. Clear immigration at KEF, stretch your legs, then off to the Continent refreshed. You can't beat it.


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I think going via KEF from the US is rather miserable. The European bank leaves Iceland at 7am which is the middle of the nigh US time. I much prefer a nonstop flight with a later departure time from the US so I can get a few hours of sleep. Not to mention that FI does not have a reasonable business class for sleeping.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Can't make IST or PRG work but they want to try KEF with FI flying already? Is this seasonal?   

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 7):
If KLM is not interested in AMS-KEF, why would Delta be interested? CPH is the busiest market out of KEF anyway.

UA is gonna dump EWR-CPH maybe they'll use the 752 to KEF and actually make it work.

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 7):
Personally I am a bit surprised we don't have EWR-KEF on UA. A 737-800 would be a good airplane for that route.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:39 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):
I think going via KEF from the US is rather miserable. The European bank leaves Iceland at 7am which is the middle of the nigh US time. I much prefer a nonstop flight with a later departure time from the US so I can get a few hours of sleep

It sounds like you're missing the whole point of going via Iceland. You're supposed to spend a couple of days in Iceland. I'd think it would be popular with hikers/climbers/kayakers on their way to Scandinavia. I've considered doing it.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:54 pm

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 15):
Quoting RWA380 (Reply 11):

A 737 is capable of operating from KEF to any of the northeast US airports such as IAD PHL EWR JFK OR BOS.

You could cross the Atlantic on a 737-400 with a stop at KEF when FI first started service KEF-YHZ using the 734 sometime in the 1990s.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:54 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 17):
It sounds like you're missing the whole point of going via Iceland. You're supposed to spend a couple of days in Iceland. I'd think it would be popular with hikers/climbers/kayakers on their way to Scandinavia. I've considered doing it.

I have done exactly that before and that market really helps FI and hurts other airlines serving KEF. FI is extremely dominant.
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:29 pm

No one has mentioned the cargo factor. There is a huge amount of cargo that is carried on the JFK KEF flight, and that makes a 757 more viable over a 737. That was discussed when Delta originally began the route.
 
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RE: DL Daily JFK-KEF SUMMER2013

Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:00 am

Very nice to see! I never realized that DL was an option to KEF, but now we can take that long-desired trip to Iceland!
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