To Iceland in horizontal luxury

A Delta Boeing 757 at Keflavík International Airport.

A Delta Boeing 757 at Keflavík International Airport. Photo:

From 2 May, America’s Delta Air Lines will be the first airline to offer passengers flat-bed seating on flights to Iceland.

2015 will be the fifth year in a row that Delta has operated a summer service to Iceland from New York (JFK). The service will be extended by six weeks this year, from 2 May to the end of September.

For the peak summer season, the airline will be using high-capacity Boeing 757-300 aircraft, carrying up to 234 passengers. Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with a lower capacity of 168 passengers, will be used in May and September.

These lower-capacity aircraft feature sixteen flat-bed seats in the airline’s Delta One business-class cabin. These seats recline all the way down to horizontal, enabling passengers to relax in a 1.96 m bed.

Delta's business-class flat-bed seating.

Delta's business-class flat-bed seating. Photo:




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