Yesterday, Icelandair inaugurated its scheduled flight service to Detroit, Michigan. The airline plans to offer seasonal service to Detroit four times a week, Vísir reports.
“Bridging Motown and Europe”
At 17 PM yesterday, Icelandair embarked upon its first scheduled flight to the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) in Detroit, Michigan. As noted by Vísir, this marks the airline’s return to the city after a brief stint in the 1980s. Presently, Icelandair serves thirteen destinations across the United States, and the addition of the Detroit route aims to cater to the sustained demand for travel to Iceland, as American tourists constitute the largest group visiting the country.
“Icelandair is pleased to offer a refreshing new choice when travelling to Detroit. Our new flights will offer business and leisure travellers more options to and from Iceland and beyond,” Bogi Nils Bogason, President & CEO of Icelandair Group, observed. “These new flights will open the doors for inbound and outbound travellers to make Detroit a relevant gateway in our network, boosting tourism and trade to and from the Motor City. We are excited to help bridge Motown with Europe and look forward to welcoming Detroit aboard.”
As noted in an article on Market Screener, Detroit is the birthplace of auto manufacturing in the United States, the second-largest regional economy in the American Midwest, and home to the legendary Motown music scene.