Ireland and Iceland to connect with direct €49 flights

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Ireland and Iceland are to connect with direct scheduled flights for the first time with services from Dublin to Reykjavik due to commence from the middle of the year.

Details of the new venture were announced today by WOW Air, Iceland’s only low-cost carrier, the Irish Independent reports. There will be flight on three days per week - Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with a journey time of 2 hours 20 minutes. WOW has quoted introductory price levels of €49 each way.

Today’s announcement comes hot on the heels of easyJet's introduction of direct flights from Belfast to Reykjavik last month. Prices on that service start from £39 each way.

Iceland is famous for its Blue Lagoon, volcanic landscapes and Northern Lights, among other attractions.

The country also has the unique selling pitch of enjoying virtually 24 hours of sunlight in June and July. This allows holidaymakers to pursue many outdoor activities, including golf, late into the night.

Announcing details of the new route today, WOW founder Skuli Mogensen said: “Both our countries have so much to offer visitors and we hope, that in launching this route, it allows people the opportunity to experience some wonderful trips to unique places both in Ireland and Iceland.”

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