UPDATED ON 25/05/22
The airline has cancelled the service, citing a change of fleet owing to higher fuel prices. It has decided to lease an A320 neo rather than an A321 neo LR for “an even lower cost base in the long term”.
Icelandic low-cost carrier Play has announced its first winter schedule, with a route from London Stansted to Orlando.
The airline will launch flights from London Stansted to Orlando International via Reykjavik on September 30, 2022.
Play says it will be the only carrier to connect Orlando to London Stansted airport, and has launched the route “to cater to the high demand from Scandinavia for affordable winter sun routes”.
Flights from Stansted will take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with a flight time of 12 hours and 40 minutes. Play will add a new A321 neo LR to its fleet to launch its flights between Europe and Orlando.
Tickets are on sale now and the airline is offering a £149 introductory price for select flights on the route if booked as part of a round trip by February 27.
After this promotion, standard fares will start from £169 one way. The airline’s winter schedule runs from September 30, 2022 until April 23, 2023.
Play CEO Birgir Jonsson commented:
“Play is strategically growing its presence in the United States, and our decision to add the addition of this route to our winter schedule is driven by increasing consumer confidence in and demand for affordable travel. We anticipate this route to be popular with European passengers, particularly from Scandinavia, seeking to escape the cold winter to experience Florida’s popular parks and resorts, as well as with American travellers visiting Europe to see family for the holidays or to tour festivals and winter attractions.”
The airline recently announced flights to New York Stewart International effective June 10.