History was made on Tuesday as officials announced Kansas City International Airport’s first regularly scheduled nonstop transatlantic flight.
Icelandair has agreed to a seasonal nonstop flight from KCI to Iceland’s capitol, Reykjavik.
The first arrival from Icelandair comes to KCI on May 25, and the first departure from KCI will be the following day. Service will continue until the end of September. Eastbound flights will continue three times a week, leaving KCI on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Return flights to KCI will occur on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tuesday’s announcement marks the second in the last several months of service from Missouri by an Icelandic carrier. In August, Wow Air, Iceland’s budget airline, said it would begin serving St. Louis in spring of this year.
KCI officials have sought a nonstop flight to Europe for at least 10 years. KCI officials say they’re still pursuing additional transatlantic flights, possibly to the United Kingdom or Germany.
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