Three new flights, two new airlines, one (literally) cool new destination for DFW airport travelers

WOW air starts service between Dallas Fort Worth and Reykjavik, Iceland in May of 2018 (PRNewsfoto/DFW International Airport)

New options for travel from DFW to Iceland begin in time for summer vacation season

Last September the Fort Worth Business Press reported on two new airlines, Wow air and Icelandair, coming to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport May 2018 — well, the time is finally here.

Those traveling through DFW Airport have three new, nonstop flights to Iceland just in time for the peak summer travel season.

Icelandic-based airlines Wow air and Icelandair will begin flying from DFW to Reykjavík–Keflavík (KEF) International Airport May 24 and May 31, respectively. Additionally, American Airlines will launch its own KEF flight June 7.

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“The new flights to Iceland represent even more choices for our customers and the entire Dallas Fort Worth region,” John Ackerman, DFW’s executive vice president of Global Strategy and Development, said in a news release. “One of our top goals at DFW Airport is to grow international passenger and cargo air service to kindle new business and travel opportunities in our home region. The addition of three routes to this beautiful new destination shows the strength of demand for international travel to and from North Texas.”

The airport has found that Iceland is an increasingly popular tourist destination and has become a convenient stopover for travelers connecting to Europe from the Western hemisphere.

Thanks to Wow air and Icelandair coming to DFW Airport, travelers will have access to 39 destinations across Europe and the Middle East. Additionally, American Airlines will connect travelers to Iceland through its largest hub as well.

The release detailed the new Iceland services schedule:

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Wow air

Begins May 24, 2018

Departs DFW at 4:10 p.m. (CDT)

Arrives KEF at 4:45 a.m. (GMT)

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Aircraft: Airbus A330

Seats: 350

Service: Seasonal (summer); three times per week

Operates from DFW Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays


Begins May 31, 2018

Departs DFW at 4:20 p.m. (CDT)

Arrives KEF at 5:10 a.m. (GMT)

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200

Seats: 183

Service: Year-round; four times per week

Operates from DFW on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

American Airlines

Begins June 7, 2018

Departs DFW at 8:20 p.m. (CDT)

Arrives KEF at 9:15 a.m. (GMT)

Aircraft: Boeing 757-200

Seats: 176

Service: Seasonal (summer); daily

Operates from DFW seven days per week