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PLAY time for LJLA as new connection to Iceland and USA announced

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is delighted to announce its newest airline partner PLAY – an Icelandic low-cost carrier, which will link Liverpool to Reykjavik for the first time, with seamless connections also available to their USA services including New York, Boston, Washington and Orlando.

Flights are set to commence from Liverpool on 4th November 2022, operating on Mondays and Fridays using the carrier’s fleet of brand-new Airbus neo family aircraft. The service gives Liverpool, the wider North West and North Wales passengers the chance to book affordable flights to PLAY’s transatlantic destinations via Reykjavik from as little as £149.99. One-way tickets to Iceland will start at £59.99, bookable at

Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, said: “The UK has always been a particularly important market for us, so to announce a second route within a year of launching is an exciting milestone for the company. We look forward to welcoming passengers from the North West region and beyond, to help them on their journey to Iceland or to the USA. We are a no-frills airline, but with our reliable and affordable flights, PLAY’s passengers can spend their hard-earned money in their holiday destination, rather than on getting there.”

Paul Winfield, Director of Aviation Development for Liverpool John Lennon Airport, commented: “It is fantastic to welcome such an exciting airline brand as PLAY and Reykjavik as a new destination to the Airport’s expanding route network.

Iceland is a destination which we know will prove popular with our passengers, along with the airline’s excellent connections to the USA. North America is one of the most popular destinations for North West consumers and it is great that passengers from across the region will soon be able to fly from Liverpool direct to Iceland and onward seamlessly to the USA, taking advantage of all the benefits of flying from the North West’s Faster, Easier and Friendlier airport of choice.

This will be another important link for the region’s visitor economy too, making it easy for Icelanders and Americans wanting to visit the Liverpool City Region, the North West and North Wales to fly to Liverpool.”

Flight times on Mondays and Fridays:

Depart Liverpool: 10:50 Arrive Reykjavik/Keflavik: 13:40
Depart Reykjavik/Keflavik: 07:00 Arrive Liverpool: 09:30