Low cost airline Iceland Express is planning to offer domestic flights as of next spring. The first destinations would be Akureyri in northeast Iceland and Egilsstadir in the east.
Birgir Jónsson, the airline’s manager, estimates that with competition on the domestic market, the price of fares could decrease considerably, down to two thirds of the current price. RÚV reports.
Jónsson told Morgunbladid that he finds the current price ridiculously high and is certain Iceland Express can offer tickets 30 to 40 per cent lower than Flugfélag Íslands. Tickets to Akureyri and Egilsstadir currently cost over ISK 5,000 (EUR 58, USD 73).
Iceland Express, a low cost airline owned by holding company Fons, flies to several destinations in Europe, such as London, Copenhagen, and Frankfurt. According to RÚV, the airline is considering new destinations in America.
Pálmi Haraldsson, who owns part of Fons, told Morgunbladid yesterday that his company is looking for suitable aircrafts for domestic flights. They are considering a 50-seat Saab airplane.