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May 16, 2021

New Airline PLAY Acquires an Air Operators Certificate

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.

According to Mr. Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, it is a great pleasure to announce that PLAY has secured an Air Operators Certificate. This occasion also marks a turnaround for the Icelandic travel sector. Mr Arnar Már Magnússon, COO, stated that the cooperation with the Icelandic Transport Authority and authorities went very well. “We enjoyed excellent cooperation with the authorities, especially the Icelandic Transport Authority. It was an important milestone when we secured the support of AerCap and Airbus as they know the industry inside out and their support carries a lot of weight.”

PLAY’s executives and the board of directors are very grateful for the enormous work of the loyal and motivated staff of PLAY who have supported the effort from the beginning under highly unusual circumstances. “We have the best people who have shown tremendous strength over a period of almost two years. It is a long time which we have used well to prepare the low-cost airline for a turnaround in tourism in Iceland. To future clients of PLAY I want to say this; we look forward to welcoming you on board our modern and efficient aircraft. We will offer highly competitive prices on effortless and safe flights, making us an affordable option and a real competitor on the market,” states Mr. Jónsson.