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PLAY Has Signed an Agreement for Two New Aircraft
November 18, 2021
PLAY has signed an agreement with China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), a major international aircraft lessor for two new A320neo aircraft. The aircraft will be delivered to PLAY next week and will be fitted and painted as per PLAY’s specifications.
Four New Destinations for PLAY's Summer Schedule
November 10, 2021
PLAY has added four new destinations to its summer schedule for 2022 with flights to Bologna in Italy, Stuttgart in Germany, Prague in the Czech Republic, and Lisbon in Portugal. Flights to Lisbon and Prague will begin in May. Flights to Bologna and Stuttgart in June.
Strong Load Factor Growth and PLAY Expands with a New Office in Lithuania
November 4, 2021
During Q3, PLAY focused on a safe and successful operational ramp up of the airline and the company has gained momentum, strength and market share very quickly. Load factor in July was 41.7%, and PLAY carried 9,899 passengers during its first whole month of flight operation.
PLAY will Present Third Quarter 2021 Results on Friday, November 5, 2021
October 25, 2021
PLAY will release its financial results for the third quarter of 2021 on Thursday, November 4. Note that the report is published one day before previously announced due to Capital Markets Day being held in Copenhagen on November 5.
PLAY hires Rakel Eva Sævarsdóttir as Director of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility
October 25, 2021
PLAY has hired Rakel Eva Sævarsdóttir as a Director of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Rakel Eva will implement PLAY’s sustainability and CSR strategies, defining the company’s goals related to environmental issues, governance, and operation. Rakel Eva will be joining PLAY in early November.
PLAY Received the Equality Scale
October 15, 2021
PLAY received the Equality Scale from the Icelandic Association of Women Business Leaders yesterday. The Equality Scale is awarded to businesses that have an equal gender ratio in their executive level positions.
Three New Destinations for PLAY‘s Summer Schedule
October 12, 2021
PLAY has added three new destinations to its summer schedule for 2022 with flights to Gothenburg in Sweden twice a week as well as Stavanger and Trondheim in Norway, also twice weekly.
Positive Demand Trends and New Destinations
October 7, 2021
In September, PLAY carried 15,223 passengers. The load factor was 52.1%, compared to 46% in August. The improved load factor reflects recovering demand both to and from Iceland.
PLAY hires 100 flight attendants
September 28, 2021
The Icelandic low-cost airline PLAY has advertised positions for 100 flight attendants for the airline’s growth next summer. PLAY will also be advertising positions for 50 pilots next week. This marks the largest hiring yet for PLAY and it will double the number of employees.
PLAY has added Amsterdam to its winter schedule
September 23, 2021
PLAY has added Amsterdam to its winter schedule. Flights will be twice a week, Mondays and Fridays. The inaugural flight to Amsterdam will be on December 3rd.
PLAY Has Signed an Agreement for Four New Aircraft
September 21, 2021
PLAY has signed an agreement with GECAS, a major international aircraft lessor for three A320neo and one A321NX narrowbody aircraft. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between autumn 2022 and spring 2023.
PLAY will Present Second Quarter 2021 Results...
August 25, 2021
PLAY will release its financial results for the second quarter of 2021 on Thursday, August 31. CEO Birgir Jónsson and CFO Þóra Eggertsdóttir will present the company’s results on Wednesday, September 1, at 8:30 a.m.
PLAY applies for permit to fly to USA
August 23, 2021
PLAY has applied for a permit and exemption authority with the US Department of Transportation to launch services to the United States in 2022.
First Operational Month of PLAY a Success
August 9, 2021
July was the first operational month for PLAY and, as such, was a success.
PLAY’s main objective was to begin operation in a safe and trustworthy manner while focusing on the satisfaction of passengers. A key indicator of that success is the fact that PLAY had the highest on-time performance of all airlines operating to and from Keflavik Iceland in July, with 96.2% of all PLAY flights arriving on schedule.
A negative COVID-19 test a temporary condition for flying to Iceland with PLAY
July 28, 2021
As of Thursday July 29, PLAY will not bring passengers to Iceland unless they have valid proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
Eight-fold subscription in Fly Play hf.‘s share offering
June 25, 2021
A very successful share offering by Play finished today, Friday 25 June 2021, at 16.00.
Today at 16:00 a public offering of in total new 221,906,800 issued shares in Fly Play hf. finished.
Publication of a Company Description
June 23, 2021
Fly Play hf. has published a Company Description in relation to the proposed admission to trading of all of the issued shares of the Company on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Iceland. The Company Description has been reviewed by Nasdaq Iceland hf. and has been drawn up under the responsibility of the Issuer.
Our uniforms are finally here and they mean business!
June 8, 2021
It’s safe to say that PLAY’s new uniforms belong to a new era of cabin crew uniforms. Our uniforms were designed by designer couple Gunni Hilmars and Kolla who were keen to tackle a fresh take on what is usually a very traditional line of clothing.
New Airline PLAY Acquires an Air Operators Certificate
May 16, 2021
Since PLAY was founded in 2019, the aim of the company has been to provide a low-cost alternative for consumers traveling to and from Iceland, as well as across the Atlantic and to become a key player in the Icelandic tourism sector.