A low-cost airline that operates flights between Iceland and Europe has announced new service in Canada.
Reykjavík-based PLAY on Tuesday (Jan. 10) said Canadians can now book flights from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to 26 European destinations, including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stockholm, Gothenburg and more.
The inaugural flights from Hamilton, ON will begin on June 22, 2023, the carrier said in a news release, and tickets are as low as $169 from Jan. 10 to June 22 to 13 destinations in Europe.
PLAY is offering travellers tickets for as low as $169 to Berlin Brandenburg (BER), Brussels (BRU), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Göteborg Landvetter (GOT), London Stansted (STN), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and to Keflavik (KEF) for only $129.
The deal is valid for the Canadian departing flight of a roundtrip booking for flights scheduled between August and October 2023, PLAY said.
The $129 and 169 price is inclusive of all mandatory taxes, fees and carrier charges, and is available today through Jan 31 at midnight Eastern Time.
Restrictions and baggage fees apply, additional details of this promotion are found here. flyplay.com/play-to-europe
“Travellers around the world are hungry to venture to new destinations and recent data shows that 73 per cent of global travellers want vacations outside of their comfort zone,” said Birgir Jónsson, CEO, PLAY. “We’re proud to expand PLAY service to Canada with service in Hamilton, offering both Canadian and European travellers a new way to reach iconic destinations. With our reliable and affordable flights, travellers can enjoy their destination rather than overspending on the flight to get there.”
PLAY promises a “streamlined, no-frills service without costly features such as magazines, Wi-Fi, and entertainment, allowing travellers to pay less and “play more.”
In 2022 PLAY flew 800,000 passengers across Europe and North America with an on-time arrival rate over 96 per cent, according to the airline.
“PLAY’s pay-for-what-you-need model keeps its fares affordable,” the carrier said.
A personal item is included for the flight, and passengers can choose which upgrades they need for their trip, such as an in-flight meal, carry-on, checked bag, special bags for items such as golf sets, skis, strollers, and musical instruments, seats with extra legroom, cancellation protection and more.
Learn more here.