"Today our network is bigger and stronger than ever, and we offer our passengers more flights, more connections, and a refreshing alternative to Iceland and beyond. Travelers in San Francisco can soon enjoy a great new way to get to Iceland and beyond", said Satero.
Icelandair traces its roots back 80 years, when Flugflag Akureyrar was founded on the north coast of Iceland, operating a single floatplane.
The new service will commence in a few selected routes in the U.S. with widebody Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which feature 25 saga business class seats, 21 economy comfort seats, and 216 economy seats.
Icelandair has announced the return of its worldwide flights from Baltimore-Washington global Airport (BWI) to Iceland and beyond, the company said.
The airline now offers 23 North American destinations, making it the second highest airline for the number of North American airways serviced.
The new non-stop Kansas City (MCI) service to Keflavik airport will operate three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
It has been over a decade since Icelandair ceased operations to both destinations, but there has always been strong demand and support for the airline to return.
Icelandair returns to San Francisco, California and Baltimore, Maryland, with services commencing June 1st and May 28th, respectively, and flying four times weekly. The airline will offer three nonstop flights to Reykjavik each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.