In a press release today, budget airliner Play announced that it will be opening a new connection to Porto, Portugal in April 2023.
The connection will now be the airliner’s second connection to Portgual, already operating a route between Keflavík and Lisbon twice a week.
The new route to Porto is scheduled to fly twice a week.
Play CEO Birgir Jónsson said in a statement: “We want to be the leading airline between Iceland and the Iberian Peninsula, and are working toward that goal by adding Porto as a destination in 2023. We will continue our Lisbon services next year, Lisbon being one of PLAY´s most popular destinations in 2022. In addition to the two cities in Portugal, we will continue operating our seven destinations in Spain, four of which will be year-round destinations. With our services, Icelanders have more options to get to sunny Spain for less, and we feel the people of Spain really love Iceland, and have clearly grabbed the opportunity to fly direct to our beautiful country with PLAY.”
A popular tourist destination, this will be the first direct flight to the city from Iceland.