IcelandAir begins transatlantic service to Kansas City

Marc LaVoie
May 25, 2018 - 11:54 am

The first arrival from IcelandAir lands at Kansas City International Airport Friday at 8:45 p.m.

Flights to Reykjavik officially begin Saturday.

About 300 people make transatlantic flights every day from Kansas City, said Justin Meyer, KCI spokesman.

"The flight to Iceland gets us Iceland, plus 25 destinations in Europe, so it's easy connections to the big ones; London, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Amsterdam, as well as a lot of secondary cities," Meyer said.

IcelandAir will offer three flights a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. KCI officials would like to see some success, then secure more international flights in the future.

"We're not done, we're not going to stop with IcelandAir and say, well we're we got Iceland, so we're not going to talk about London, and we're not going to talk about Germany or Paris, or anything like that," Meyer said. "We are still having those conversations with those airlines, but when it comes to IcelandAir, we've got to make this work, this is our test case."

As of Friday morning there were only a few seats remaining for Saturday's inaugural KCI to Reykjavic flight.

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