Icelandair says a Boeing 757 continued safely to Denver after it was struck by lightning leaving Iceland.
Denver International Airport says 2012 was its busiest year yet for passenger traffic.
Icelandair takes off from Denver International Airport for the first time Friday.
Icelandair landed in Denver Thursday evening.
A delegation of Colorado business and community leaders is spending time in Iceland to explore economic development opportunities there.
A new trans-Atlantic flight is on the departure screens at Denver International Airport. Icelandair announced on Wednesday that it will start flying between Denver and Reykjavik starting in May 2012.