WestJet launched a seasonal transatlantic service between Calgary and Reykjavik on Wednesday 15 May, marking its entry onto the Icelandic market. The 5,150-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing Calgary, with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route, which will be maintained until […]

May 21, 2024 | Latest Route News +

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 +


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 +


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 (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 +


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