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First PLAY flight from Stansted Airport to Iceland takes off

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Green list destination Iceland is back on the departure boards at Stansted Airport.

New airline PLAY launched its first flight to the capital, Reykjavik, on Thursday (June 24).

Using a brand-new 192-seat Airbus A321neo, the route operates four times a week – Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays – with fares starting at £30 one way.

PLAY's inaugural flight from Stansted Airport (48575293)
PLAY's inaugural flight from Stansted Airport (48575293)

Iceland is one of the destinations on the UK Government’s travel green list that people can visit without having to quarantine on their return.

Stansted Airport managing director Steve Griffiths said: “We’re delighted PLAY has joined us at London Stansted and launched its inaugural flight from the airport.

“Iceland is one of the very few countries currently on the UK green travel list so it’s a great alternative destination for people looking to get away on holiday this summer.

Icelandic waterfall (48575753)
Icelandic waterfall (48575753)

“The North Atlantic island offers an incredible number of things to do and see for holidaymakers and adventurers alike. With its stunning scenery, volcanoes, waterfalls, geysers and hot springs, it’s truly a spectacular place to visit.

“We wish PLAY every success with these great value and convenient flights which will I’m sure prove to be very popular with passengers from London and the East of England wishing to fly from their local airport.”

Birgir Jónsson, chief executive of PLAY, said: “The inaugural flight marks a milestone moment for us at PLAY. I am incredibly proud of my colleagues, all of whom have played an integral role in launching the airline.

“It’s great to see the crew wearing PLAY’s new uniform, which encompasses our core values: simplicity, playfulness, competitiveness, equality and on-time performance.

PLAY uniforms with branded trainers (48575289)
PLAY uniforms with branded trainers (48575289)

“The PLAY-branded Nike trainers are also a great nod to the Greek goddess Victory’s wings, which symbolise the sound of speed, movement, power and motivation.

“We’re so excited to be taking our bright red plane to the skies and welcoming British travellers to Iceland this summer.”

The Icelandic low-cost airline was established in November 2019. This summer its fleet will consist of three aircraft. PLAY has plans to add destinations in North America in early 2022, offering low-cost options for long-haul journeys.

For more information see flyplay.com.

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