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 +

PLAY at Glasgow

Glasgow welcomed 766,000 passengers in July, meaning it had about half the volume of rival Edinburgh. Glasgow’s passengers were down by about a fifth versus July 2019. Analysis of European Airport Traffic Statistics (EATS) data shows that while it was not among the UK’s bottom 10 airports by recovery, it was still nearly three times […]

PLAY begins Aalborg

The Danish airport of Aalborg has added three scheduled carriers in the past 13 months. These developments – and various additional routes, most notably Newark – mean that Aalborg has exceeded pre-pandemic capacity in the crucial July-September quarter. According to Cirium schedules information, it has 158 weekly one-way August flights, up by 5% versus 2019. […]

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 +

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 +

PLAY Keflavik

Keflavik welcomed 6.13 million passengers in 2022, based on Isavia’s figures. Last year, about seven in ten passengers flew Icelandair and PLAY. When all airlines are considered, virtually three-quarters of traffic was local, while a quarter connected. Excluding 2020/2021, that was the lowest proportion of connecting passengers for many years, reflecting the recovery, PLAY’s US […]

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 +

Hamilton Airport

Icelandic carrier PLAY has announced its first destination in Canada, Hamilton. The airport is 85 kilometres from central Toronto and 115 kilometres from Buffalo, New York. It is also the closest Canadian airport to Niagara Falls and is nearer to other big Ontario cities, like London and Kitchener, than Toronto YYZ. Keflavik-Hamilton will operate daily […]

Five hundred plus new routes in 2023

Air Service One recently estimated that airlines started around 1,850 new routes across Europe (excluding Russia) in 2022. Analysis of Cirium schedules data suggests that airlines have already revealed plans for at least 500 more new routes starting in 2023. However, with airlines announcing additional new routes almost every day at the moment, that number […]