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Ryanair Explores Iceland as Potential Destination

The Icelandic travel website Túristi.is reports today that Ryanair is looking into flying to Iceland. The Irish low-cost airline is currently discussing the possibility with the Iceland Airport Authority .

Robin Kiely, a spokesperson for Ryanair, told Túristi.is that the discussion is currently on exploratory terms, as the basis for cooperation is to maintain the airline’s low-cost flight policy.

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Keflavik International Airport. Photo by Icelandic Photo Agency.

“We have discussed the possibility with the Iceland Airport Authority but only as such,” Kiely told Túristi.is.

Ryanair has been looking for new destinations in the Nordic countries. Túristi.is reported on June 11 that the lack of competition between airports in the region is limiting in terms of negotiating a favorable contract. Airports in the region are generally owned by the state.

Ryanair is one of the largest airlines operating in Europe and last year alone, approximately 80 million passengers traveled with the airline.

EasyJet, another low-cost airline operating in Europe, is already flying to and from Keflavík International Airport.

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