Trip Report: PLAY to Brussels via Reykjavik

When WOW Air, the ultra-low-cost carrier connecting passengers between the United States and Europe via Iceland went under, the future of no-frills, transatlantic travel seemed uncertain. Many believed it simply could not be done; that an airline cannot feasibly operate medium to long haul flights at rates that, depending on…

Icelandic Airline PLAY Grows with Second US Flight

New Icelandic airline PLAY has announced further growth with its second U.S. flight coming next May 11. Departing from Boston Logan International Airport, PLAY will establish its first Northeast service, opening up 22 European destinations via its home in Reykjavik, Iceland. It's the second phase of PLAY's wider strategy to…

PLAY Announces New Flights To New York Stewart

Today, Icelandic low-cost airline PLAY is announcing a new service connecting Iceland to the United States. Starting June 9, PLAY will fly between its main base at Rekjavik, Iceland's Keflavik Airport and New York's Stewart International Airport The airport is located in Orange County, N.Y., near the towns of Newburgh,…

Play Records Loss in Its First Full Quarter of Operations

Play Airlines, the Icelandic low-cost carrier start-up, has posted its quarterly results for the period ending in September; it is the company’s first results announcement that comprises three full months of flying, with the company having started its operations in June. As expected, the company posted a net loss of…

Icelandic Low Cost Airline PLAY Begins Ticket Sales

New Icelandic low-cost airline PLAY launched ticket sales on its website this week. The launch follows its acquisition of an Air Operator's Certificate over the weekend. The airline, based at Reykjavik's Keflavik airport, announced sales to seven destinations in Europe. Its inaugural flight will be on June 24 to London's…

Icelandair’s Fate Uncertain as Its Home Country Opens Up

The government of Iceland has announced that it expects to start easing restrictions on international arrivals no later than June 15 with the condition that arriving passengers go into a two-week quarantine upon entry, undergo a coronavirus test or have a clean bill of health from their country of origin…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will…

New Carrier Looking to Fill WOW air’s Void in Iceland…

Former executives of low-cost Icelandic carrier WOW air are looking to launch an airline with a similar model eight months after its predecessor called it quits. In a press conference in Iceland, executives discussed the vision for the airline and plan on naming it PLAY. The website for the carrier…

Dulles Airport Debunks Rumors of a WOW air Reboot in…

It was reported last Thursday that the reincarnation of WOW air by USAerospace Associates, led by  Michelle Ballarin, will launch its first flights sometime in mid-October, with the first route being Reykjavik to Washington. Despite the rumors, however, the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority has confirmed to AirlineGeeks that no such…