Icelandair said it will be offering service from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to Keflavik, Iceland 10 months out of the year.

The airline begins its seasonal service between the Twin Cities and Iceland in May. In the past the airline ended service in October, but starting this fall it will fly through Jan., 10, 2016. Next spring, service will resume in March and continue through Jan. 17, the Metropolitan Airports Commission said.

“The expanded schedule means people will be able to fly to Europe via Iceland 10 months of the year rather than five,” said Jeff Hamiel, executive director/CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “Icelandair offers an important alternative for European travel and helps keep transatlantic fares in check.”

From Keflavik, travelers can fly to 20 destinations in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom and Europe.

MSP is one of 10 airports in the United States served by Icelandair. The airline had one incoming and one departing flight a day from Terminal 2, formerly known as the Humphrey Terminal.

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