Icelandair Goes West to San Francisco
Reykjavik, Iceland, January 11, 2018– Today, Icelandair announces the return of their international service from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Iceland and beyond. Seasonal flights will begin on June 1, 2018 with four non-stop flights a week to Iceland on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and easy connections to and from more than 25 destinations in Europe.
“San Francisco will be a strong link in our network, once again, bridging Northern California with Europe. Icelandair offers our passengers more flights, more connections, and a refreshing alternative to Iceland and beyond. This new link between the Golden State and Europe will open new opportunities for not only leisure travelers but also for business, trade and foreign relations. We look forward to welcoming San Francisco aboard,” said Icelandair CEO Bjorgolfur Johannsson.
Icelandair operates an exclusively Boeing fleet and service from San Francisco will be operated by one of Icelandair’s Boeing 767s, featuring three cabins of service, more legroom, in-flight entertainment, and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi.
Only 8 hours from SFO, Iceland has become one of the hottest destinations in Europe, a natural wonderland with geysers, glaciers and waterfalls, clean air, pure cool water and flowing hot springs. Passengers traveling beyond Iceland can take advantage of an Icelandair Stopover for up to seven nights at no additional airfare.
“We are proud to be the airport of choice for Icelandair’s expansion on the U.S. West Coast,” said SFO Airport Director Ivar C. Satero. “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.”
San Francisco is known as the Golden City with its iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Golden State Park. Colorful Victorian homes, shops and hotels line the famous winding streets that connect the many diverse and historic neighborhoods, including Nob Hill, Haight-Ashbury, Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf. Visitors can expect a temperate climate with scenic views, nearby beaches and parks, along with a thriving cosmopolitan city filled with museums, eclectic shops and assorted restaurants.
Icelandair has been in operation since 1937. As an aviation pioneer, Icelandair continues to grow by adding new aircraft to its modern fleet, more destinations, and popular amenities including personal in-flight entertainment and gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access available on all routes.
JLAmber (netAirspace ATC & Founding Member) 11 Jan 18, 21:18
MrGavin wrote:service from San Francisco will be operated by one of Icelandair’s Boeing 767s
It looks to me like they're testing the water to see if they have the TATL sales to justify keeping/extending the 787 order or to stick with the 75/76s and transfer that last 787 to a couple more 737MAX
Shame they're not sending the 757s to SFO - those special schemes landing over the water would look good.
A million great ideas...
I agree. I love their schemes. Not sure the 757 could make it though unless they took a huge penalty. And the people need their salmon.