Play adds Dublin-Reykjavik route from spring 2022

Start-up Icelandic carrier Play has announced flights from Dublin to Reykjavik from the end of April.

The new low-cost airline will make its Irish debut in spring 2022 having launched elsewhere in Europe this year.

Play will operate 2.5-hour flights three times a week to Dublin on one of its three Airbus A320 neos. Return fares start at €79.

Twice-weekly flights to both Brussels and Madrid are due to begin in May.

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

Play currently operates to Iceland from Stansted, as well as Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, and will add Malaga and Mallorca to its schedule next year. Last month, it announced Lisbon, Bologna, Stuttgart and Prague to its network.

With its latest additions, Play will fly to 23 destinations in Europe next year.

It plans to start transatlantic services from next year, having applied for permission from the US Department of Transportation.

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