Icelandair To Discontinue Flights To And From Kansas City
Icelandair plans to drop its flights to and from Kansas City next summer.
The airline company said in a news release it is ending flights between Kansas City and Keflavik Airport near Reykjavik, Iceland, for "commercial reasons." It also plans to discontinue nonstop service to San Francisco.
Icelandair also said it is reviewing its routes to improve profitability and reduce risk because of the suspension of the Boeing MAX aircraft, which was grounded in March after two crashes killed more than 300 people. Icelandair leases five of the jets during the summer season.
The Kansas City Star reports when the flight was announced in 2018, it was the Kansas City airport's first transatlantic route. City officials said they hoped it would lead to more overseas flights from Kansas City.