Iceland-based airline PLAY has announced its first Canadian route with cheap flights to Europe.

Starting on Jan. 19, the low-cost airline will be offering tickets to 26 European cities for as little as $169 CAD. Service will begin June 23, with daily flights from Hamilton International Airport to Europe, with a layover in Reykjavik, Iceland. 

 “We’re proud to expand PLAY service to Canada with service in Hamilton, offering both Canadian and European travelers a new way to reach iconic destinations.” CEO of PLAY, Birgir Jónsson, said in aplay-increases-its-reach-in-north-america”press release issued Tuesday.

PLAY will offer flights to various European cities, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin Stockholm, and more. 

The airline, which was founded in 2019, is celebrating its landing in Canada by offering tickets as low as $169 to 13 European cities, and $129 for flights to Iceland for those who book flights starting today and before Jan 31, 2023. This deal is valid for those booking a roundtrip between August and October 2023. 

Hamilton will become the airline’s fifth North American route, as it already flies to New York, Boston, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.

Ticket prices include mandatory taxes and fees. Individuals will be allowed to bring one personal item with them. 

Additional charges for things such as carry-on luggage can be expected, while wi-fi and in-flight entertainment are not offered on flights. More information can be found on the PLAY website. 

PLAY is an airline that goes off the pay-for-what-you-need model. Passengers can choose specific upgrades at an additional charge such as an in-flight meal, seat upgrades, checked baggage, and more.  

“Travellers around the world are hungry to venture to new destinations and recent data shows that 73 percent of global travellers want vacations outside of their comfort zone,” Jónsson said.

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