Budget airline launches cheap flights to Florida from just £149.99
BUDGET PLAY airline has launched more cheap flights to Florida – and they start from £149.99.
The Icelandic airline will begin flights from Liverpool to Orlando later this year, with the inaugural flight scheduled for November 4.
The trip includes a 1 hour and 50 minute stop in Reykjavik, before continuing to Orlando International Airport.
The airline, which launched last year after the demise of WOW Air, will offer twice-weekly flights between November 4 and April 10, 2023, making it a great choice for Brits planning to visit Disney World during School holidays.
One-way flights are available from £149.99 per person and return flights from £287 per person.
This is alongside their London Stansted-Orlando flights which launched in February and started from £225 pp for return flights.
By comparison, British Airways offers one-way flights to Orlando from £293.
Birgir Jónsson, CEO of PLAY, said: “We look forward to welcoming passengers from the North West region and beyond to assist them on their journey to Iceland or the United States.
“We’re a no-frills airline, but with our reliable and affordable flights, PLAY passengers can spend their hard-earned cash in their vacation destination, rather than getting there.”
In other airline news, TUI has changed the airport Britons will land at when visiting Orlando – which will make it harder to vacation at Disney.
Flights from the UK will now land in Orlando Melbourne, nearly 80 miles from Disney World.
Previously, flights landed at Orlando Sandford Airport, just 40 miles away.
The change should add an additional 30 minutes to the journey, although it can take significantly longer during busier holiday periods.
Other airlines, such as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and later this year PLAY, fly direct to Orlando International Airport, which is less than 20 miles from Disney World.
Airlines and airports have issued vacation warnings after weeks of travel chaos.
EasyJet has canceled hundreds of flights in recent days due to staff absences caused by Covid.
BA has reduced its timetable by the end of May to try to avoid more travel problems, after thousands of passengers had their flights canceled due to computer problems.
Stansted Airport has released a list of tips for holidaymakers to help them navigate the long queues expected over the Easter weekend.