Icelandic low-cost airline Iceland Express is launching flights from Reykjavik to London Gatwick this winter, as the fledgling carrier expands its European route network.
Emerging as a strong rival to Icelandair, the carrier has succeeded in marketing low cost services to London Stansted – also offering Fast Track security options in a bid to lure customers – and is now looking to expand its appeal by targeting the UK's second busiest airport.
The Gatwick service will commence on September 16th 2008 and will run to and from Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport five times per week.
Iceland Express has founded its success on London Stansted and Copenhagen routes, while adding its new Gatwick service to Paris, Basel, Billund, Oslo and Eindhoven flights launched last year.
The airline recently submitted a plan to Reykjavik City Council for a new airport from which it would operate not only its Stansted route but also a host of domestic services.