PLAY celebrates inaugural Toronto flight

A PLAY Airbus parked on the ramp.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/PLAY

PLAY airlines has taken its first flight to Toronto in Canada, marking the beginning of its daily flights from Toronto to Iceland and Europe.

Toronto is an important milestone for PLAY as it is their first destination in Canada and the fifth destination in North America.

An established US presence

With an established presence in the United States, operating daily flights from Boston, Baltimore, New York, and Washington DC, PLAY is expanding its reach to offer affordable and convenient travel options for passengers.

PLAY is an Icelandic low-cost airline that boasts a fleet of 10 Airbus A320/321neo aircraft. One notable feature of PLAY’s fleet is its youthfulness, with an average aircraft age of just around 2 years.

This modern fleet, combined with Iceland’s strategic location as a hub, enables PLAY to provide cost-effective flights between Europe and North America.

PLAY’s commitment to safety and reliability ensures that passengers not only enjoy affordable fares but also experience a secure and trustworthy journey.

Prior to its inaugural flight to Toronto, the carrier achieved an impressive On-Time Performance (OTP) rate of 88%. This reliability is a testament to the airline’s dedication to punctuality and customer satisfaction.


CEO comments

Since its first flight in June 2021, PLAY has been diligently working on building a solid foundation for its operations. Now, it proudly stands as a reliable carrier, offering passengers the opportunity to save on their flight tickets and allocate more funds towards their destination experiences.

Birgir Jónsson, the CEO of PLAY, expressed his excitement about the airline’s expansion to Toronto, stating:

“Making our first flight out of Toronto is a huge milestone for PLAY. We have devoted significant effort to launching this destination, and I am incredibly proud to see the hard work of my fellow colleagues come to fruition.”

“Wherever we fly, our aim is to provide the most affordable prices. We are prepared to give the competition in Toronto a run for their money, ultimately benefiting the residents of the Toronto area who can now enjoy an affordable way to travel to Iceland and onward to Europe.”


PLAY airlines is furthering air travel affordability by offering cost-effective flights between Toronto, Iceland, and Europe.

With a young and modern fleet, a commitment to punctuality, and an unwavering focus on affordability, the Icelandic carrier is poised to become a significant player in the aviation industry.

Whether it’s exploring the wonders of Iceland or embarking on European adventures, PLAY airlines is opening up new possibilities for travellers seeking affordable and reliable flights.

By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 3 Min Read
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