Countries like Croatia, Greece, Iceland, and Italy have started allowing visitors from the U.S. and other nations for the first time in a year. This has sent the airlines to jump at this opportunity and add more to the trans-Atlantic airline service to make up for the time and revenue that they have lost.
Delta Air Lines started service to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Boston on May 20. A week later, it started non-stops to the Icelandic Capital known as Minneapolis just a week after that.
United Airlines’ first service starts July 1 from its Newark, New Jersey hub to Dubrovnik. They plan on adding more flights to Athens from Washington in the next month itself.
Spain, Portugal, and Italy are also opening up to visitors this time. Carriers are also making sure to chart out the flights to these countries. Many planning is going on, and the airlines are now working in full swing in these areas.
The scramble of the airlines that is going on is a result of the pandemic that had made the airline industry quite at a loss for more than a year. As the world is slowly transitioning into a state of normalcy, the airlines are also getting to work to make up for the loss of revenue in this time period. That’s all that is.