Iceland’s two largest carriers have announced new routes to the US, as the carriers continue their transatlantic expansion plans.

Icelandair has confirmed its 19th and 20th North American destinations will be to Dallas and Cleveland.

Both routes will operate four times weekly from Keflavik airport starting in May next year. Schedules for the Cleveland route are set to be confirmed “in the coming weeks”, while those to Dallas are as follows:

  • Flight FI872 departs Dallas Fort Worth on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday at 1700, arriving into Keflavik at 0600 the following day. Icelandair says that the flight will arrive “just in time to start your day in Iceland or make easy connections to the UK”
  • Flight FI873 departs Keflavik on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1715, arriving into Dallas Fort Worth at 2040

Meanwhile low-cost carrier Wow Air has also announced flights to Dallas starting on May 23, 2018. The thrice-weekly service will operate on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, with connections available from both Gatwick and the carrier’s new Stansted route.

Last month Wow Air announced plans for flights to the four US destinations of Detroit, Cleveland, St Louis and Cincinnati, signalling the carrier’s plans to target secondary US cities.

For a special report on the growth of low-cost transatlantic services, and how the full-service carriers are fighting back, see the November issue of Business Traveller.,