American Airlines will offer seasonal service from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Reykjavik’s Keflavík International Airport, as Iceland continues to gain popularity as a tourist destination.
American is one of several airlines, including budget carrier WOW and Icelandair, to add service between DFW and Iceland this year, Dallas News reports.The Fort Worth-based airline's first Icelandic flight season will last from June through October 2018. The flights are set to launch just after WOW Air (May 24) and Icelandair (May 30), according to Dallas News.
“Reykjavik is Iceland’s capital city and has become a very popular leisure destination for summer travel,” American spokeswoman Lakesha Brown said in a statement. “We’re always looking at ways to take customers where they want to go, and when there’s an opportunity to add a new destination to the world’s largest network, we take it.”
American will offer flights to Iceland on its 176-seat Boeing 757-200 jets, which are equipped with fully reclining business-class seats. Guests can make reservations beginning Monday, Nov. 20.
Travel to Iceland has exploded in recent years. The country — known for its gorgeous scenery, glaciers and relatively affordable travel prices — saw a 40% increase in international visitors between 2015 and 2016 alone, according to the Icelandic Tourist Board.
Dallas isn't the only city giving travelers new ways to get to the island nation. Within the past year, WOW Air has introduced flights to Iceland from cities including Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Pittsburg and Washington, D.C.
DFW is the world’s fourth-busiest airport, according to its website, with 64 million passengers passing through each year.