Play Air, a recently established Canadian budget airline specializing in affordable flights to Europe, has introduced a unique offering for travelers – complimentary stopovers in Iceland.
This initiative allows passengers originating from Canada to explore two countries for the price of one.
Under this program, travelers have the option to include a stop of up to 10 days in Iceland before continuing their journey to a second European destination. Play Air's operational model, known as the "hub-and-spoke" system, involves all flights departing from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Canada, transiting through Iceland, and then proceeding to various European destinations.
Unlike traditional short layovers, this program encourages travelers to extend their stay in Iceland, providing them with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the country's natural wonders, including waterfalls, geysers, hot springs like the Blue Lagoon, glaciers, and the renowned northern lights.
Adding a stopover is a straightforward process. Travelers can visit the Play Airlines website, enter their flight details (departure city and final destination), and opt to add a stopover in Iceland at no extra cost. The stopover can be incorporated into the outbound or return flight, or both, with a maximum stay of 10 days during each leg of the journey.
Play Airlines operates flights to 34 European cities from Canada, including popular destinations like Athens, Greece; Lisbon, Portugal; London, England; Paris, France; and Barcelona, Spain. Emphasizing a simplified service, typical of low-cost airlines, Play forgoes amenities such as Wi-Fi, entertainment, and complimentary meals. Instead, the airline encourages passengers to allocate their travel budget towards "meaningful experiences, dining, and short excursions" that contribute to an unforgettable journey.
This innovative offering by Play Air provides an enticing opportunity for travelers to explore diverse destinations and enhance their travel experience by incorporating a stopover in Iceland without incurring additional expenses.