Three US gateways are being added to Icelandair’s transatlantic network from its hub in Reykjavik.

The addition of Kansas City plus a return of flights to San Francisco and Baltimore will give the airline 23 destinations in North America.

Kansas City will be served three times a week from May 25 using a Boeing 757 with a three-class configuration.

The airline returns to Baltimore on May 28 and San Francisco on June 1 flying for time a week.

The resumption of services come more than a decade since Icelandair ceased operations to both cities.

The carrier offers stopovers in Iceland en route when travelling to North America from the UK.

Passengers can stop over in Reykjavik for up to seven nights at no additional air fare.

Icelandair CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson said: “The time is right for Icelandair to return to Baltimore and San Francisco.

“Icelandair has been in operation for over 80 years, and these cities have played an important role in that history.

“The third addition to our network marks the first time in its history that Icelandair will offer non-stop flights to and from the heart of America.

“Today our network is bigger and stronger than ever, and we offer our passengers more flights, more connections, and a refreshing alternative to Iceland and beyond. We look forward to once again welcoming San Francisco and Baltimore on board, and we warmly welcome Kansas City.”