Take Off in Ireland for New Icelandic Low-Cost Airline ‘Play’

Take Off in Ireland for New Icelandic Low-Cost Airline ‘Play’
2nd December 2021 James Brooke

Take Off in Ireland for New Icelandic Low-Cost Airline ‘Play’

Dublin – Reykjavik service starting April 2022.

  • PLAY launches in Ireland in April 2022.
  • Return tickets from Dublin to Iceland’s Reykjavik will start from €79.
  • PLAY will fly to 23 European destinations next summer.

PLAY, Iceland’s new bright red, low-cost airline will launch next Spring in Ireland following a successful European launch in 2021. Return flights from Dublin to Iceland will start at €79, bookable at flyPLAY.com. PLAY will operate flights three times a week to Dublin, starting at the end of April 2022.

The roots between Icelanders and the Irish are strong and flying from Iceland to Dublin only takes about two and a half hours.

Today’s news of PLAY’s launch in Ireland comes alongside its launch to Brussels and Madrid, with flights beginning in May twice a week to Brussels, and in June twice a week to Madrid.

Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, states: “It’s really enjoyable to add more destinations in Europe that will strengthen our route schedule. We are confident that these destinations will boost PLAY´s operations and that our flights between Iceland and these cities will be popular among those living there.”

The airport in Madrid is the largest in Spain and will be PLAY’s 7th destination in the sunny country. PLAY currently operates flights to Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and will add Malaga and Mallorca to the schedule next year.

Brussels is centrally located within the Benelux area with good train connections to the Netherlands and France.

With these latest additions, PLAY will fly to 23 destinations in Europe next year. Last month, the airline announced four new destinations in Europe, Lisbon in Portugal, Bologna in Italy, Stuttgart in Germany and Prague in the Czech Republic.

These three new airports will open a direct route to Iceland for the areas and offer affordable flights to this dreamlike destination in the North. Iceland has much to offer, brand-new lava fields, otherworldly landscapes, glaciers and waterfalls, all accessible from the modern-day capital of Reykjavik.

PLAY is a new low-cost airline operating flights between Iceland and Europe. The Icelandic airline is based in Reykjavik’s Keflavík International Airport and started operations in June 2021. PLAY operates three new Airbus A320 neo aircraft.


Notes to Editors:
Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, is available for interview or comment upon request.

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About PLAY
PLAY is an Icelandic low-cost airline, established in November 2019 by a group of experienced professionals from the airline industry. PLAY offers effortless travel, safety and affordable prices.

PLAY uses aircraft from the Airbus A320 family and will serve destinations across Europe. This summer, the 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 additional information and bookings please visit flyplay.com.
Follow PLAY on Instagram @playairlines #flyPLAY.