American Airlines Dropping Only DFW to Reyjavik Flight as Iceland's Tourism Sector Chills

DFW International Airport's only flight to Iceland's capital will disappear next year.American Airlines' seasonal flight between DFW Airport at Reyjavik is moving to Philadelphia starting next summer, the company said Monday.The DFW flight was the only one in American's network to Iceland and it operated during the seasonal tourism peak of June to October."There was a lot of connecting traffic from the east coast, so we moved the flight to capture that traffic," said American Airlines spokeswoman Nichelle Tait. "We have about nine flights per day from DFW-PHL, so lots of connecting opportunities as well."Reyjavik has been one of the hottest tourism destinations in the last five years, but there has been a sudden drop in visits this year. According to Iceland's tourism bureau, 17% fewer passengers flew into Reyjavik's Keflavik Airport in July.   Continue reading...

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