Iceland’s low-cost airline PLAY offers service between Hamilton and Reykjavík, with onward connections to Europe
PLAY, Iceland’s low-cost airline, recently took to the skies on the inaugural flight from Hamilton’s John C. Munro International Airport, marking the commencement of daily flights from Canada to Iceland, and beyond. Hamilton, Ontario is PLAY’s first destination in Canada and the fifth route in North America, joining New York, Washington, Boston, and Baltimore.
Since its first flight on June 24, 2021, PLAY has dedicated the past two years to building a strong foundation for its operations. Today, it stands as a reliable carrier offering customers the opportunity to save on flight tickets and allocate more funds toward their desired destinations. On-time performance, simplicity, happiness and low prices are the airline’s core principles. The airline seeks to enable passengers to see the world, but not without considering its environmental impact. PLAY is being developed with sustainability initiatives and benchmarks in place to track and reduce fuel consumption, offset carbon emissions, and limit waste.
Operating with a fleet of ten Airbus A320/321neo aircraft, PLAY is renowned for having the youngest fleet in Europe, with an average age of around two years. By leveraging Iceland as a hub, PLAY is able to provide affordable flights between Europe and North America. With a modern fleet and an extensive network of strategic routes, PLAY ensures not only cost-effective travel, but also a safe and reliable journey.
“Our inaugural flight out of Toronto is a tremendous milestone for PLAY,” said Birgir Jónsson, CEO, PLAY. “We have invested significant effort into launching this destination, and I am immensely proud to witness the hard work of my PLAY colleagues coming to fruition. Wherever we operate, we strive to provide the most competitive prices. By challenging the competition in the Toronto region, we aim to benefit the residents of the area by offering an affordable means of travel to Iceland and beyond into Europe.”
“We are excited to have PLAY join Hamilton International Airport network and bring connectivity to over 26 exciting European destinations, via Iceland,” said Cole Horncastle, executive managing director, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. “PLAY’s low-cost ‘pay for what you need’ model aligns perfectly with Hamilton International’s commitment to bring more travel options and affordable airfares to passengers in Southern Ontario and continue to drive economic benefits for the City and the region.”
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