Round-trip fares to the world’s theme park capital are selling from £225, thanks to new Icelandic low-cost airline PLAY.
The Icelandic carrier is launching the route from Stansted to Orlando, via Iceland, this October with rock bottom introductory prices.
Round-trip fares to Orlando are selling from £225, thanks to new Icelandic low-cost airline PLAYCredit: Play
For the next four days, the cost of the round-trip fare is at a special rate.
The outbound flight from Stansted will be at the regular price of around £130, while the return journey will be £95, for a total of £225.
Even with extra fees for things like baggage, that is a particularly cheap rate for the popular Brit holiday destination.
The downside is that your have to stop over in Iceland’s Keflavik Airport, adding considerable time to the journey.
The flights to Orlando will take 12 hours and 40 minutes, while the return leg to Stansted will take 12 hours 15 minutes.
But, with that kind of saving, it’s going to make plenty of dollars and sense for many Brits who are in danger of being priced out of the Orlando market this year by rising costs at the theme parks, car hire firms and other airlines.
Those wanting to bag the deal will have to book by midnight on February 27.
The airline’s chief executive Birgir Jónsson said: “PLAY is strategically growing its presence in the United States, and our decision to accelerate the addition of this route is driven by increasing consumer confidence in and demand for affordable travel.
“We anticipate this route to be popular with European passengers seeking to escape the cold winter to experience Florida’s popular parks and resorts.”
The no-frills airline is making a big play for a major chunk of the transatlantic travel business with their eye-catching offer, as it adds to their current US destinations of Boston, New York and Baltimore.
Stansted first welcomed PLAY in June 2021 with four flights a week to Iceland, and the carrier then expanded last December with connecting flights to the US, carrying almost 100,000 passengers in its first eight months.
British Airways and Virgin Atlantic operate the only direct year-round flights from Britain to Orlando, but both have yet to return to full pre-pandemic capacity.
And, even though PLAY’s introductory offers lasts just four days, the airline promises it will continue to be the cheapest on the route to Mickey and Co.
The Icelandic carrier is launching the route from Stansted to Orlando, via Iceland, this October with rock bottom introductory pricesCredit: Play