Toronto added to Play transatlantic network

Icelandic budget carrier Play is to start flying to Canada this summer.

The airline is to serve Toronto’s Hamilton airport – a hour’s drive from the city centre – from June 22 with connections from Stansted and Liverpool via Reykjavik.

Flights will depart from Stansted five times a week and from Liverpool twice a week with a 70 to 80-minute layover in the Icelandic capital.

Introductory single fares start at £169 if booked before midnight on January 31, then rising to £209.

Play carried 74,620 passengers last month, more than four times the number flown in December 2021. 

The load factor was 82.8% compared to 79.1% in November.

Chief executive Birgir Jonsson said: “I have been eagerly anticipating the launch of ticket sales for flights to Canada, as it will be a major market for us at Play. 

“Our services in North America have been met with great success, and I am excited to be able to offer more people the opportunity to travel between North America, Iceland, and Europe at affordable prices. 

“Toronto, with its population of approximately 8 million, will greatly expand our market reach as people there will now have a reliable and cost-effective way to reach our many destinations in Europe and Iceland.”

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