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Delta JFK-KEF

Sun May 08, 2016 9:12 pm

Sorry I did a search and didn't see anything, but has Delta extended JFK-KEF service again? I have a friend who just booked on this flight at the end of December returning early January. The last mention I see of it on Delta's web site was it going to 7 months a year starting in February.

Link to MSP and upgraded JFK service info: http://news.delta.com/delta-adds-iceland-service-twin-cities
 
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Sun May 08, 2016 9:21 pm

Delta has changed JFK-KEF from a seasonal route to a whole year route starting W16.

http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/na...y_new_york_iceland_all_year_round/
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Mon May 09, 2016 1:24 pm

KEF is the new "now" tourist destination. Lots of traffic, hence the build up of Icelandic's fleet.
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Mon May 09, 2016 2:22 pm

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 2):
KEF is the new "now" tourist destination. Lots of traffic, hence the build up of Icelandic's fleet.

While that is true, a large part of Icelandair's buildup is because they are building a large connecting hub.

Switching KEF to year round from JFK is no doubt partially an attempt to maintain competitiveness with FI and WOW air (it is a matter of when, not if, they start to serve the NYC area).
 
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Mon May 09, 2016 7:47 pm

I wish DL would upgrade from a 757 to a 767. At least during the peak summer months.
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Mon May 09, 2016 8:07 pm

Iceland is a hot destination right now. Iceland is a booming connection hub but tourism is also booming. delta is focusing on the o&d part
 
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RE: Delta JFK-KEF

Mon May 09, 2016 8:31 pm

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 5):
Iceland is a hot destination

This did amuse.  
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