DENVER (CBS4)– Icelandair takes off from Denver International Airport for the first time Friday.
The airline flies from Denver to Reykjavik and passengers can connect flights to major cities in Europe including Munich, Paris and London.
Icelandair bills itself as a low fare international carrier. The airline made its maiden voyage to Denver on Thursday.
Mayor Michael Hancock took the flight and said the service and inflight food was amazing.
“They took good care of us. It’s a seven hour and 45 minute flight and they gave us great movies, great entertainment, awesome food. The food was delicious, I can’t tell you how great the food was. They had a chef on the plane with us. They took good care of us,” said Hancock. “People are going to love Iceland. I promise you. This is going to be a great experience for people.”
It’s the regular flier that the airline hopes to cater to with the average fare around $540.
Icelandair is also expected to bring about 300 jobs and $28 million of annual economic impact to Colorado.
The airline has received a warm welcome from travelers.
“Good news for Denver, the more flights out of DIA to different parts of the world, the better,” said traveler Mark Oleksik.
Icelandair will have four outbound flights out of DIA each week.