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Icelandair, KCI already looking to 2019 schedule

Posted at 4:33 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 17:33:17-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Icelandair launched Kansas City International Airport’s first non-stop transatlantic flight this summer to Iceland with much fanfare

Officials hope the success of the first season of operations bodes well for success in 2019 and beyond.

The airline is already selling seats for 2019 based on its 2018 schedule, but a meeting later this month between airline officials and the Kansas City Aviation Department will solidify what, if any, changes might be made.

The Kansas City Business Journal first reported the meeting.

The current seasonal schedule wraps up at the end of September, and one of the possible changes could include a longer or shorter season of service.

Kansas City Deputy Director of Aviation Justin Meyer said other changes could include the number of flights operated as part of the service, which currently operates three flights a week into and out of Kansas City International.

From the start of service in May through July, the flights have carried 3,832 people from Kansas City International.