LONDON – Icelandic low-cost carrier PLAY has announced plans to operate flights from Iceland to Stewart International Airport, New York.
Flights will commence on June 9 on a daily basis and will join the latest set of transatlantic expansion plans the airline has at present.
In April, services to Baltimore/Washington will commence, with Boston following in May.
Commenting on the news was Birgir Jonsson, the CEO of Play:
”After we learned of the economic growth and the attractions in the area surrounding New York Stewart and the benefits the airport has, we did not hesitate and believe that this is a great opportunity.”
“This decision enables us to offer the lowest prices on flights between New York and Europe as we get a good deal being the first airline operating international flights from the airport.”
“Passengers traveling through New York Stewart have many comfortable transportation options from the airport to all directions, not to mention how friendly and efficient it is to use for our passengers.”
“There is also a lot of expectations and excitement for PLAY´s operations at New York Stewart among the local economy and various stakeholders in the area“.
It is understood also that the following destinations in PLAY’s playbook will benefit from this American expansion:
The airline is no doubt taking its strategy off the likes of Norwegian Air, who used to operate into Stewart from Dublin, and is utilising it best from Iceland.