Iceland Express is a low-cost airline based in Reykjavik. The airline's main hub is Keflavik International Airport. The first Iceland Express flights took to the skies in 2003, with daily services to London Stansted and Copenhagen Airport. According to the Iceland Express information pack, the main purpose of introducing the airline was to generate more tourism to Iceland.
Iceland Express flights made it more accessible to fly to Iceland by offering fares up to 80 per cent cheaper than the competition. Thanks to the popularity of Iceland as a tourist destination, cheap flights from Iceland Express have more than fulfilled their purpose and helped to increase tourism by 150 per cent since 2003. Iceland Express flies from London Stansted and London Gatwick to Reykjavik, and then on to New York, Orlando and Winnipeg.
The check-in for Iceland Express flights opens three hours before the flight and closes exactly 45 minutes before departure.
All passengers on Iceland Express flights can take one piece of hold luggage, weighing no more than 20kg. Hand luggage must be no larger than 55 x35 x25cm and should weigh no more than 10kg.
The seat pitch on Iceland Express flights is 31 inches. Passengers can pre-book their seat otherwise seating will be allocated at check-in.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Iceland Express does not currently operate a frequent flyer programme, but passes on the savings through low-cost air fares.
The success of the London Gatwick to Newark International route from Iceland Express, which began on 1 June 2010, has prompted the airline to make it a lasting fixture on its schedule.