New budget flights to US scheduled from Liverpool airport

Budget Icelandic airline Play is to operate winter flights to the US via Reykjavik from Liverpool John Lennon airport.

Twice-weekly services will run from November 4 until April 10, 2023 on Mondays and Fridays.

The move provides Merseyside with connections in Iceland onward to Washington, Boston, New York and Orlando and supplements the airline’s service from Stansted.

One-way tickets to Orlando start at £149.99 and to Reykjavik from £59.99.

The carrier, based at Reykjavik’s Keflavík airport, operates just three Airbus A320neo aircraft with the fleet due to double in size this summer.

Chief executive Birgir Jonsson said: “The UK has always been a particularly important market for us, so to announce a second route within a year of launching is an exciting milestone for the company.

“We look forward to welcoming passengers from the north-west region and beyond, to help them on their journey to Iceland or to the USA.

“We are a no-frills airline, but with our reliable and affordable flights, Play’s passengers can spend their hard-earned money in their holiday destination, rather than on getting there.”

Liverpool airport aviation development director Paul Winfield added: “It is fantastic to welcome such an exciting airline brand as Play and Reykjavik as a new destination to the airport’s expanding route network.

“Iceland is a destination which we know will prove popular with our passengers, along with the airline’s excellent connections to the USA.

“North America is one of the most popular destinations for north-west consumers and it is great that passengers from across the region will soon be able to fly from Liverpool direct to Iceland and onward seamlessly to the USA.”

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