Play, a new low-cost European airline, is making its way to the United States this month and is celebrating with a limited-time sale offering 25% off round-trip flights.
The introductory airfare deal is now available on flight bookings from Baltimore (with service beginning this month), Boston, and New York (with routes launching in the coming months), according to the airline.
Customers must book their flights between April 18 and 22, with service available to cities throughout Europe, including Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Madrid, Paris, and Reykjavik. Flight reservations must be made between April 18 and June 10, or between September 1 and November 15, respectively.
As with all of the low-cost carrier’s flights, airfare does not include carry-on or checked baggage fees, which must be paid separately by customers.
Since we opened bookings, Play’s affordable fares and high reliability stood out, appealing to travelers eager to embark on long-awaited vacations, spontaneous getaways, and work-cations,” Play CEO Birgir Jónsson said in a statement given to T+L. “Baltimore is only the beginning of our U.S. operations, and we look forward to welcoming travelers…as they book trips to Iceland or Play’s other popular European destinations in the coming months.”
The airline, based in Iceland, will launch service from Baltimore to Reykjavik on April 20, followed by Boston on May 11, New York’s Stewart International Airport on June 9, and Orlando on October 1. The airline currently operates a fleet of six Airbus aircraft, including the narrow-body A320neo and the longer A321neo.
Play has timed its service launch from the United States to coincide with the start of the Icelandic summer, allowing Americans to enjoy round-the-clock daylight hours in June and take advantage of prime whale-watching conditions.