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Play Airlines Icelandic Link

Play Airlines announced today that it will operate direct flights between the island of Madeira and Iceland, with the maiden voyage scheduled for the 15th of October 2024. From then on, the Icelandic low-cost airline will operate a weekly Tuesday flight.

According to Birgit Jónsson, CEO of Play Airlines, who said in a statement:

“We are very excited to launch flights from Madeira. The island is absolutely stunning and I believe there will be a lot of interest and demand for flights between Iceland and Madeira. In all the destinations where we are present, we are more competitive in the prices we charge compared to the competition. We want to make travel more accessible and I am sure that our flights in Madeira will be well received by all who would like to get to know our beautiful country, Iceland.”

According to the same source, Play Airlines “offers passengers the possibility to extend their stopovers for several days in Iceland, at no additional cost, if they wish to visit the country before continuing their journeys across the Atlantic.”

The airline’s North American destinations include Baltimore, Boston, New York, and Washington D.C. in the United States, and Toronto in Canada. In Iceland, “visitors have the opportunity to explore natural wonders such as waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and extraordinary wildlife just hours from Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, rich in culture, restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife.”

Play Airlines started operating in June 2021 and currently operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A320/321neo aircraft.

The same source adds that the company “presented, in 2023, a solid track record with 83% punctuality on flights, and its cabin crew was voted the best, by USA Today, and also the best low-cost airline in Northern Europe.”

“‘Pay less, Play More!’ is the airline’s mission to offer competitive prices in all its markets. With Play, passengers can spend less on airline tickets to make better use of their destinations,” the company said.

Samantha Gannon

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