A NEW low-cost airline is set to operate flights from Dubin to Iceland with round-trip prices as little as €79.
Carrier Iceland Play will fly between Dublin and Reykjavik three times a week, with the route starting in late April.
CEO Birgir Jónsson said the expansion was part of a larger transatlantic plan.
“It is really exciting to have more destinations in Europe to strengthen our route schedule,” he said.
“We’re confident these destinations will boost Play’s operations and that our flights between Iceland and these cities will be popular with people who live there.”
Play will begin operations on the east coast of North America next spring, with Dublin set to play a large part in the activity.
The new route was welcomed by Dublin Airport chief executive Vincent Harrison.
“The increased access to and from Reykjavik demonstrates how compelling tourism opportunities are at both ends of this exciting new route,” he said.
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Play, based at Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport, started operations in June.
Play operates flights between Iceland and Europe on three new Airbus A320 anchors. Flights can be booked at flyPLAY.com.
Meanwhile, Ryanair reported that it flew 10.6 million passengers in September.
This kept traffic above the 10 million mark breached in August for the first time since Covid-19 launched in March 2020.
Figures released by the airline on Monday show it sold 81% of the seats on the 69,500 flights it operated last month.
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