The airline Iceland Express has began scheduled flights from Keflavík International Airport to New York four times a week in competition with Icelandair. The first flight departed fromKeflavík on Tuesday last week. Bookings have been very good.
This summer, Iceland Express will offer flights to New York Monday through Thursday. The outbound flights depart in the afternoon and the return flights land at Keflavík in the morning, Fréttabladid reports.
Iceland Express flies to Newark, which is a fairly new airport and the fifth largest in the US. It offers more US connections than any other airport in the country. The airport also offers convenient train connections to New York City; Manhattan in 26 kilometers away.