Play to launch flights to New York’s Stewart airport

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New Icelandic airline Play has announced plans to fly to New York’s Stewart International airport – the carrier’s third route to the US.

The low-cost airline has already announced its first two transatlantic routes from Stansted to Boston and Baltimore/Washington, via its Reykjavik hub.

Play will also fly from Stansted to New York Stewart International, which is located about 60 miles north of Manhattan, from 10 June 2022 – this service will be the airport’s first international route for three years.


The Stansted-New York flights will depart four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, with a layover of one hour and 35 minutes in Reykjavik.

Birgir Jonsson, Play’s CEO, said: “The low fares and flexibility that passengers experience at Stewart International airport are exactly what passengers seek when they book their travel with Play.

“We anticipate strong bookings in 2022, and with New York as our third US destination, Play passengers will have more choices when booking last-minute trips, workcations, and spontaneous adventures.”

Play said that while Stewart airport was located further from New York City than the major gateways of JFK and Newark, passengers would benefit from a faster journey through customs, compared with “lengthier processes” at the two larger airports.

Stewart has also spent $37 million on its international arrivals terminal and expansion of US Customs facilities.

Play added that landing fees at the airport were 80 per cent lower than other airports in the New York area.

source : businesstravelnewseurope

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