13 JUNE 2022


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Article from BTNews 13 JUNE 2022

New York’s new international airport

Stewart Airport (SFW), 60 miles to the north of New York City, has welcomed its first international flight – Play inbound from Stansted via Reykjavik.

The timing could not be better for the new four times per week flights (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday) with the relaxation of the entry rules into the United States (See in this week's BTN US travel frees up)

In order to demonstrate its ‘low-cost’ theme Play prices from London to New York start at £159 including UK taxes.  Travellers can take a break in the Iceland capital flying in either direction.

This is the third US destination to be introduced by the new airline and follows Baltimore/Washington, and Boston Logan (see BTN 2 May Playtime at Washingon).

Play made its inaugural flight from Keflavík to Stansted on 24 June 2021.  With previous start-up funding in place a further $35m was raised on the Iceland Nasdec with an eight-fold oversubscription.  The airline has a current fleet of five Airbus A320 series neo with a further five on order.


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Andrew Sharp, St Albans

New? Norwegian flew there in 2016, surely?

Barry Graham, United States

Stewart is a great airport to fly into. I wish more domestic flights landed there.