As part of its 2023 network, Icelandair today announces its newest North American gateway: Detroit, Michigan. Seasonal flights from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) to Reykjavík, Iceland (KEF) begin May 18, 2023 with four weekly non-stop flights through October 30, 2023. Flight FI872 departs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. to Iceland , Thursdays and Fridays with a Boeing 737MAX with 160 seats. Return flight FI873 departs Iceland at 5:00 p.m. bound for Detroit and arrives at 6:25 p.m.
Flight time from The Motor City to Iceland is approximately six hours, with connections at Icelandair’s Keflavík International Airport to more than 25 destinations in Iceland, Greenland, the UK, Scandinavia and continental Europe. Icelandair passengers can also make a stopover in Iceland en route to their final destination for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare.
“Icelandair is pleased to offer Detroit a refreshing new choice for travel to Iceland and beyond. Icelandair’s DTW service will allow passengers to travel to and from Europe in new, fuel-efficient aircraft with modern amenities, including gate-to-gate WiFi and inflight entertainment for all passengerssaid Bogi Nils Bogason, President and CEO of Icelandair Group. “These new flights will not only help meet the needs of a growing Detroit, but also provide more options for Midwestern business and leisure travelers arriving from the Midwest region. We look forward to welcoming Detroit on board.”
Detroit is the second largest regional economy in the Midwest. It’s the birthplace of automobile manufacturing in the United States and home to the legendary Motown music scene. In recent years, Detroit Metropolitan Airport has received numerous awards for outstanding customer satisfaction, airport efficiency and top punctuality. DTW serves over 125 destinations and this new service will allow passengers from all parts of the United States to travel to Iceland and beyond via DTW.
“Thanks to Icelandair, the beauty of Iceland is now just a short flight from Detroitsaid Chad Newton, CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority. “At Detroit Metropolitan Airport, we know our customers have choices about when to fly. We believe that non-stop flights to Iceland and the ability to connect to exciting cities across Europe are two more reasons travelers will choose DTW.”
To celebrate this announcement, Icelandair is offering round-trip fares from $499* to Iceland and select destinations in Europe for travel from May 18, 2023 to October 30, 2023 when you book by December 4, 2022. Make a decision Travel in Saga Premium Class for just $999*. The sale starts today at 12:00 p.m.