PLAY to launch flights to Madeira and Marrakesh | Aviation


The Icelandic airline, based in Reykjavik, announced the launch of two new routes in October. Services will be carried out with Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo aircraft configured for 174/180 and 214 passengers respectively.

Madeira and Marrakesh, in Portugal and Morocco, will be PLAY’s two acquisitions from Keflavik Airport in Iceland’s capital city.

According to its website, PLAY will offer a weekly flight between Reykjavik and Madeira, which will be performed every Tuesday beginning October 15th. Meanwhile, services to Marrakesh will start on October 17th, and will have two per week

Funchal Cristiano Ronaldo Airport (Madeira) will be the company’s third destination in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto. For its part, Marrakesh represents a very important development, as it is PLAY’s first destination in Africa of its entire connecting network. The carrier is currently focused on Europe and North America, with Europe being its dominant market.

As can be seen through our database, Reykjavik does not have regular operations to Madeira and Marrakesh, and neither has non-stop flights to Africa.

PLAY, for now, will be the only airline on these two routes, as well as the only one in the Iceland – Africa market.

Madeira · effective October 15th


Marrakech · effective October 17th

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Why Madeira and Marrakesh?

PLAY’s mission is to offer competitive prices in all the markets where it operates, and to continue increasing its connectivity with America and Europe, and now also Africa.

Over the last few months, Madeira gained a strong interest, with the inauguration of several connections from different European cities. This is the case of PLAY, which finds an important flow of traffic to the Portuguese island, as well as in the direction to Iceland.

In the case of Marrakesh, it is a huge step for PLAY, as it will become the first Icelandic carrier to fly to Africa. Following the agreement with the Moroccan National…

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