Properly that didn’t take lengthy. Icelandair just lately introduced it could launch a Detroit to Keflavik route, and now Delta will launch the identical route… three days earlier.
Delta provides seasonal Detroit to Keflavik route
In the summertime of 2023, Delta will provide a 4x weekly flight between Detroit (DTW) and Keflavik (KEF). The route will function from Might 15 by means of October 27, 2023, with the next schedule:
DL236 Detroit to Keflavik departing 7:55PM arriving 6:20AM (+1 day)
DL237 Keflavik to Detroit departing 8:05AM arriving 10:55AM
The two,792-mile flight is blocked at 6hr25min eastbound and 6hr50min westbound. The flight will function eastbound on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and westbound on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Delta will use a Boeing 757-200 for the route, that includes 193 seats. This consists of 20 home top notch seats, 41 additional legroom economic system seats, and 132 common economic system seats. The home top notch seats will merely be offered as premium economic system, so a correct enterprise class product gained’t be provided on this flight.
This route technically marks a service resumption, as Delta operated the Detroit to Keflavik route up till 2003. Nevertheless, this would be the first time in 20 years that the airline operates this route.
How this matches into Delta’s service to Iceland
Delta solely operates seasonal service to Iceland, so for a broader take a look at the provider’s route community to Iceland:
- Between April 1 and October 27, 2023, Delta is working a every day flight between New York (JFK) and Keflavik (KEF); that is operated by an internationally configured Boeing 757-200, that includes a enterprise class cabin
- Between June 5 and October 27, 2023, Delta is working a every day flight between Minneapolis (MSP) and Keflavik (KEF); that is operated by an internationally configured Boeing 757-200, that includes a enterprise class cabin
Up to now, Delta has additionally operated a path to Iceland out of Boston (BOS), although there are not any plans for that to be resumed in 2023.
Since this new Detroit route is clearly a final minute addition in response to Icelandair, I’m curious to see if Delta reduces frequencies in any respect out of Minneapolis, or if this merely ends in a big enhance in web capability to Iceland.
Delta might be including a route between Detroit and Keflavik in the summertime of 2023. This route is clearly a aggressive response to Icelandair, which is launching the identical route — Delta is even beating Icelandair to the punch by just a few days.
You’ll be able to anticipate Delta to function this route 4x weekly utilizing a Boeing 757. Not like Delta’s different service to Iceland, this route gained’t have a enterprise class cabin, although.
What do you make of Delta including a Detroit to Keflavik flight?