Icelandair moots nonstop flight from Reykjavík to San Francisco in June
January 12, 2018: Icelandair, the largest airline in Iceland recently announced to launch nonstop flight service from Reykjavk to the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in June 2018.
The airline plans to operate four times per week flight services between SFO and Keflavk International Airport using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
'We are proud to be the airport of choice for Icelandair's expansion on the US West Coast,' said Ivar Satero, airport director of SFO.
'We have a shared passion for making air travel environmentally sustainable, having each set aggressive goals for reduced greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutrality. Travelers in San Francisco can soon enjoy a great new way to get to Iceland and beyond,' said Satero.
The new service will commence in a few selected routes in the US with widebody Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which feature 25 saga business class seats, 21 economy comfort seats, and 216 economy seats.
Icelandair traces its roots back 80 years, when Flugflag Akureyrar was founded on the north coast of Iceland, operating a single floatplane.
Currently, Icelandair is a part of the Icelandair Group%u2014a holding company with 12 subsidiaries focused on the airline and tourism sectors. The group includes Icelandair, Icelandair Ground Services (IGS), Icelandair Cargo, Iceland Travel, Air Iceland and Icelandair Hotels.
Tourism from the United States to Iceland has been growing at a rapid pace. During 2015, 242,805 US citizens visited Iceland. In 2016, the figure grew to 415,287, registering an annual increase of over 70 percent.