Delta adds nonstop flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Iceland

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Delta Air Lines will begin offering nonstop flights from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Reykjavik, Iceland, the company announced Monday.

The service will be available during the peak summer travel season; it will begin May 26, 2016, and end in early September.

Delta already flies to Iceland, but only from New York City at this point. The airline also announced it will expand its New York service from four months to seven months out of the year.

The new service from the Twin Cities will compete directly with Icelandair, which is based in Reykjavik and also offers daily flights from MSP, the Star Tribune reports.

“New service from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Reykjavik will open up more opportunities not only for passengers, but also for cargo handlers that import and export fish and other commodities between the two countries," said Bob Cortelyou, a senior vice president at Delta, in the news release.

The Reykjavik service will be operated with Delta’s joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Alitalia, the airline said.

Just a month ago, Delta announced its plans to begin nonstop service from the Twin Cities to Rome and from Michigan to Munich, which will also begin in May.

Delta also has nonstop flights from MSP to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Tokyo.

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