United Airlines Flies to Iceland again this summer from New York and Chicago
United Airlines announced today that the US airline will start flying to Iceland again this summer as countries begin to reopen to vaccinated travelers. United is expanding its service to Iceland with the first U.S. carrier service from Chicago to Reykjavik from July 1st to October 4th. The schedule is timed for connections in Chicago O’Hare to over 100 cities in North America. This new service builds upon United’s existing service to Reykjavik from Newark, with daily flights from June 3rd to October 30th.
The addition of these new routes reflects an increase in interest among United’s customers - in the last month, searches on United.com for flights to Iceland, along with Croatia and Greece, are up 61%.
From the first United Airlines New York/Newark to Keflavik Airport flight on May 25th 2018. Photo: Isavia.
“As countries around the world begin the process of reopening, leisure travellers are eager to take a long-awaited getaway to new international destinations,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances. “These three new routes unlock the natural beauty of the outdoors for our guests.”
"We at Keflavik Airport are thrilled to welcome United Airlines to Iceland again,“ says Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson, Chief Commercial and Airport Development Officer at Keflavik Airport. “United Airlines have been a great partner to work with these past few years and we look forward to that great relationship continuing for years to come. This announcement today on United Airlines´ return to Iceland with increased services is a strong indicator of the popularity that we strongly believe Iceland will have post Covid-19. It is also a clear sign of the demand for travel from US to Iceland. The US market was an important one prior to the pandemic and will continue to be so going forward.“