New airline Play launches ticket sales from Stansted to Iceland from £30

Grant Shapps reveals countries on UK's red and green lists

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Play’s inaugural flight will be London Stansted on June 24. The airline has given away 1,000 free tickets, which have gone within three hours of the website going live.

The low-cost airline has launched sales as international travel resumes for Britons.

Iceland is one of the destinations on the UK’s green list where travellers are allowed to go to without quarantine required on return.

However, Play has also put on sale flights to other six European destinations for this summer

Its inaugural flight will be on June 24 from Stansted to Reykjavik with prices starting at £30.

Play added 1,000 free tickets into the system for lucky travellers to win when booking their next flight.

The tickets were gone within a couple of hours of the website going live.

The airline believes that Iceland is a very desirable holiday destination for Britons.

With only a few countries on the green list, Iceland is a great alternative for Britons seeking wide open spaces, stunning scenery and top-quality cuisine.

Since March, volcanic activity has been ongoing on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula, located just 30 minutes from the airport.

Trips to view the eruptions are a must-see for those travelling to Iceland from the UK this summer.

With a flight time of only three hours, Play promises UK travellers will enjoy an unforgettable weekend getaway in the Scandinavian country.

Iceland offers bucket-list activities such as whale watching, geothermal baths, and the chance to witness volcanic eruptions and geysers.

CEO of PLAY, Birgir Jónsson, said, “It’s brilliant to be able to open up Iceland to UK travellers and offer competitive fares now that international travel has resumed.

“While the UK market knows Iceland well, the destination has changed a little recently with the (minor) volcanic eruptions in the Reykjanes Peninsula.

“Certainly, a must-experience for UK travellers.”

With very competitive prices, Play will be operating four times a week from London Stansted Airport on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

“We are looking forward to providing safe effortless travel, and great value, as we bring low fares to people in the UK,” Jónsson adds.

Play also released new flights to other European destinations like Spain or France. The launch dates for each service are:

Alicante: July 13

Barcelona: July 16

Berlin: July 2

Copenhagen: July 22

Paris: July 15

Tenerife: June 29

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