Icelandair offers new German route after Air Berlin collapse

Icelandair is scheduled to begin direct flights from Keflavík International Airport and Dusseldorf in October.

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Icelandair will begin direct flights to Dusseldorf, Germany, in October. The airline will fly four times a week between Keflavík International Airport and Dusseldorf, Germany’s seventh largest city and the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The collapse of German carrier Air Berlin presented Icelandair with new opportunities on the German aviation market. Air Berlin filed for insolvency in August last year, leaving a gap in the market for trans-Atlantic flights; a gap Icelandair is hoping to fill. The Icelandic carrier
already offers direct flights from Keflavík to 4 destinations in Germany: Frankfurt, Munchen, Hamburg, and Berlin.

The new flights to Dusseldorf will not only connect Icelandic passengers to new destinations on mainland Euprope, but also link German air passengers with Icelandair’s 23 US destinations.