PLAY to open new service to Split, Croatia

A PLAY A320neo parked at the terminal.
Photo Credit: CNW Group/PLAY

Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has launched ticket sales for flights to Split, Croatia. PLAY’s first flight to Split will be on May 28, and it will operate once a week, every Tuesday, over the summer.

This will be the first time that scheduled flights are operated between Iceland and Split and this is also PLAY´s first destination in Croatia.

Inaugurating Split, Croatia

PLAY has announced the launch of ticket sales for flights to Split, Croatia this week, heralding the inauguration of its first destination in this beautiful country.

For Canadians seeking a trip to Croatia, PLAY’s new route offers an affordable and convenient option. Starting at just $359 one way from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, travelers can now embark on a journey to Split, Croatia, with ease.

Whether you’re drawn to the historical sites, breathtaking scenery, or lively atmosphere, Split promises an unforgettable experience for every type of traveler.

Operating on the low-cost model, PLAY prides itself on providing a streamlined, no-frills service that focuses on affordability without compromising on quality.


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By eliminating costly features such as magazines, Wi-Fi, and entertainment, PLAY allows travelers to allocate their budget towards meaningful experiences at their destination.

With PLAY, it’s all about “playing more” by spending less on unnecessary extras and investing in what truly matters during your travels.

Overhead view of a PLAY Airbus in flight.
Photo Credit: PLAY

PLAY CEO Comments

Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, expressed positivity with regards to the addition of Split to the airline’s list of destinations.

He described Split as a dream destination, highlighting its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. With confidence, he predicts that the Croatian beauty spot will become one of the airline’s most popular destinations, offering Canadians the opportunity to explore the beauty of Iceland’s neighbor.

Connections via Iceland

As a transatlantic carrier operating between Europe and North America, PLAY utilizes its hub at Keflavik Airport in Iceland to provide streamlined connections for travelers.

With the option to prolong layovers into multi-day stopovers at no additional cost, passengers have the chance to explore the natural wonders and vibrant city life of Iceland before continuing their journey to Croatia.

Since its inception in June 2021, PLAY has continuously expanded its fleet and destination network, earning a reputation for comfort, safety, and reliability.

Founded in Reykjavík in 2019 by a management team with significant experience in the aviation industry, the carrier operates flights on new Airbus A321neo and A320neo aircraft, offering streamlined, no-frills service that allows travelers to pay less and “play more.” 

The airline achieved an impressive 83% on-time performance in 2023.

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