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Icelandair will begin year-round, nonstop service from Denver to Reykjavik, Iceland, in May 2012. The new service will connect the Mile High City to more than 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the U.K. and Europe and is expected to bring more than $28 million in annual economic impact to the state. Icelandair is the first new carrier to initiate trans-Atlantic service at Denver International Airport (DIA) in more than 10 years.
“I’m looking forward to the relationship between the city and county of Denver and Icelandair and to personally welcoming the first flight from Reykjavik,” said Denver mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This flight will allow us to continue to bring new global opportunities to our state and to stimulate growth in our economy. It will also open our doors to new markets and allow our business and leisure travelers to enjoy an easy one-stop connection to Scandinavia, the U.K. and Europe.”
Beginning on May 11, Icelandair will operate four nonstop flights per week from DIA. The airline’s fleet of Boeing 757 aircraft will provide convenient access to Europe through its Reykjavik hub at Keflavik International Airport. The route will give travelers direct access to Iceland as well as connection points to London, Paris, Munich, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Manchester and Glasgow, among other cities. Denver is the ninth North American city to be served by Icelandair. www.icelandair.us