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PLAY Airlines to launch nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington DC and Boston

Icelandic airline PLAY, which started operations this summer, has announced that it will launch new nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington DC and Boston in the United States next year.

Low cost flights to the United States

Starting 20th April 2022, PLAY will operate daily flight between Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. PLAY will directly compete with IcelandAir which will launch flights to Baltimore on 13th May 2022. The flight will run with the following schedule:

  • Reykjavik-Baltimore
  • Departure time: 15:05
  • Arrival time: 17:50
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: OG101
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Baltimore-Reykjavik
  • Departure time: 19:00
  • Arrival time: 05:00 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 6 hours
  • Flight number: OG102
  • Frequency: Daily

As of 11th May 2022, PLAY will also operate flights between Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport. This flight schedule for this route is:

  • Reykjavik-Boston
  • Departure time: 15:30
  • Arrival time: 17:35
  • Flight time: 6 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: OG111
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Boston-Reykjavik
  • Departure time: 19:00
  • Arrival time: 04:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: OG112
  • Frequency: Daily

These flights will be operated by a mix of Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. PLAY Airlines is mainly targeting connecting passengers between London Stansted Airport and the US. The airline is operating the flights on a stopover model, similar to its predecessor WOW, meaning that passengers can book flights from London Stansted to the United States (or vice-versa) a short stop in Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik.

For flights from London to Baltimore, the layover time in Reykjavik is 1 hour and 25 minutes while for flights from London to Boston, the layover time is 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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Note that connecting itinerary from London to the US is just an example. PLAY will offer connecting itineraries from all its European destinations to the US. The airline says that this is a significant milestone for PLAY and marks the second phase of PLAY´s business model by offering connecting itineraries.

By adding Boston and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. to the network, PLAY will operate to 24 destinations in Europe and the US next year.

Birgir Jónsson, CEO, PLAY Airlines, said:

Travelers around the world are hungry to venture to new destinations and recent data shows that nearly two thirds of Americans are planning their next vacations, with international destinations top of mind. We’re proud to expand PLAY´s service to the United States with services to and from Boston and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. offering both American and European travelers a new way to reach iconic destinations. With our reliable and affordable flights, travelers can better enjoy their destination rather than overspending on the flight to get there.

To celebrate the route launches, PLAY is offering special fares for bookings made between today and Christmas Eve. Until 12:00 GMT on 24th December 2022, flights on the itinerary between London Stansted and the two US destinations will be priced from just £139 ($185) one way. The regular price outside of this promotion will see flights starting at £169 ($225) each way.

Meanwhile, PLAY Airlines recently added Amsterdam, Netherlands to its network.

Featured image by PLAY Airlines

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