Play Airlines launches direct flights to Iceland from Stewart with fares of $109

New York Stewart International Airport will see its first international flights since 2019 take off from Newburgh when Iceland-based low-cost carrier Play Airlines begins direct service between Reykjavik and Stewart on June 9.

Play Airlines, which began operations in July 2021, will offer direct flights between Stewart and Iceland, with connecting service to 22 European cities, including London, Paris, Dublin, Copenhagen and others.

To celebrate the new service, Play is offering introductory prices starting at $109 from today until February 7. The offer is valid for flights to 11 destinations on select weekdays, between September and October 2022. This includes flights departing Stewart on Mondays. in Iceland, Dublin and Brussels; Tuesday flights to Berlin, Copenhagen and London; and Sunday flights to Paris and Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Reykjavik-based carrier will begin international service from two other US cities this spring: Baltimore Washington International Airport on April 20, followed by Boston Logan International Airport on May 11.

“Expanding to New York Stewart International Airport as the third airport in the United States, Play will connect passengers from New York’s Hudson Valley region to 22 European destinations,” said the Play CEO Birgir Jónsson in an emailed statement.

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According to a press release, Play has received all required permissions from the United States Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to operate flights to the United States

Since its launch, Play has operated more than 1,000 flights in Europe. The carrier was launched in Iceland by two former executives of Wow Air, which suspended operations in March 2019 and declared bankruptcy.

Play is the second international airline to announce plans to fly from Stewart. Norse Atlantic Airways said in October via social media that it would begin serving three US airports, including Stewart. The low-cost transatlantic airline received tentative approval from the US Department of Transportation on Jan. 14 to operate flights, but Norse has yet to announce flight dates or begin selling tickets.

Last fall, Frontier Airlines began offering nonstop flights between Stewart and Orlando, Miami and Tampa, Florida.

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