Keflavik Airport

Iceland’s Keflavík Airport (KEF) capped off an extraordinary year in 2023, welcoming 7.75 million passengers through its terminal. This figure aligns seamlessly with the airport’s December 2022 forecast, marking a considerable 27% year-on-year growth and a 7% increase in passengers on the pre-pandemic 2019. KEF continued to position itself as a transfer hub in northern […]

February 5, 2024 | Air Service Community News

PLAY AIRLINES

Formed from the ashes of Iceland’s WOW Air, PLAY launched operations in July 2021. Planespotters.net shows that it now has a fleet of 10 aircraft: six A320neos and four A321neos. According to the airline’s own figures, it carried more than 1.5 million passengers in 2023, accounting for about one in five of Keflavik’s passengers. While […]

PLAY at Frankfurt

PLAY now serves Germany’s busiest airport. On 14 December the Icelandic carrier began regular service on the 2,410-kilometre route between Reykjavik KEF and Frankfurt FRA utilising its A321s. Weekly frequencies vary between three and six per week over the winter season. Competition on the route comes from Icelandair’s daily service and Lufthansa’s 3-weekly service. The […]

December 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF - DUS

PLAY launched a new seasonal service between Reykjavik and Dusseldorf on Thursday 8 June as it continues to expand operations this summer. The Icelandic carrier will maintain the 3-weekly 2,220-kilometre route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with its A320neo aircraft. The LCC will compete directly against Eurowings’ 4-weekly flights between the two airports. The outbound service, operating as OG730, departs […]

June 16, 2023 | Latest Route News +

DTW-KEF

Delta introduced a new seasonal service between Detroit and Reykjavik on Monday 15 May, becoming its third route between the US and Iceland’s capital after New York JFK and Minneapolis/St. Paul. The 4,495-kilometre service will be maintained 4-weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with the 193-seat 757 aircraft. It will compete directly against Icelandair, […]

May 22, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF-IAD PLAY

Icelandic carrier PLAY has introduced flights from its Reykjavik hub to Washington IAD on Wednesday 26 April. The 4,505-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the A320neo aircraft, The airline competes against Icelandair’s daily service between the two cities, operated by its 737 MAX fleet. Washington IAD is the fourth new route introduced into PLAY’s network […]

April 28, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF-ARN PLAY

PLAY (IATA code OG) now connects Reykjavik with Stockholm ARN on a seasonal summer basis. The 2,150-kilometre route launched on Friday 31 March. Flights will operate 4-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the 214-seat A321neo. PLAY will compete directly against rival Icelandair and its 8-weekly service between the two cities. Stockholm ARN becomes the LCC’s second destination […]

April 3, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KEF - BOS

Iceland’s PLAY recently announced four new routes from Reykjavik starting this summer. Three are in Denmark (Aalborg, Aarhus and Billund) and one is in Germany (Düsseldorf). This brings to 11 the number of new routes the airline currently plans to launch in 2023. The complete list is (weekly frequency at launch in brackets): Geneva on […]

January 10, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story