Reykjavik-based Icelandair has announced it will restart flights from Dusseldorf on October 25.
Icelandair will operate four times a week (every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday) from Dusseldorf to Reykjavik in Iceland.
But, as many of our readers already know, both Icelandair and its low-cost rival Wow Air, market Reykjavik as a North American springboard.
From Reykjavik both operate to over two dozen cities in the USA and Canada.
These transatlantic services are fed passengers by flights operating out of many European and North American points.
Berlin has very limited (direct flight) transatlantic service and Lufthansa recently dropped its sole long-haul service from Germany’s capital city.
But back to Dusseldorf. It is true that Eurowings (Lufthansa’s budget subsidiary) operates a few transatlantic routes but these services cannot compare to the possibilities provided by Icelandair.
Quoted in Holland’s Luchtvaartnieuws.nl Bjorgoifur Johansson, CEO of Icelandair said:
“After the disappearance of Air Berlin we see new possibilities and opportunities for Dusseldorf within our route network both to Iceland and to our 23 destinations in North America.”
Icelandair’s services will depart Reykjavik in the early morning and return from Dusseldorf at lunchtime. Both timings provide optimum connection possibilities.
Dusseldorf-Reykjavik flights will be operated by Icelandair’s new B737 Max 8 aircraft which is now being rostered for a number of short- and long-haul routes.
Last week Icelandair also launched a new route from Dublin to Reykjavik with similar connection possibilities to North America. There are six flights a week.