Icelandic start-up PLAY began operations with its inaugural flight in June this year. The company successfully raised $90 million in fresh capital from in an initial public offering (IPO) and is traded on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Iceland.
The airline received its air operator certificate (AOC) from the Icelandic Transport Authority in May and launched its Reykjavik-London Stansted service with A321 NEO equipment on 24 June, followed by six other European destinations in June and July. PLAY already operates three A321 NEOs and plans to grow the company’s fleet to six A320/1 NEOs in Q2 2022 in order to begin its USA service, and to operate more than 15 aircraft by 2025 while servicing destinations in North America and Europe.
OEMServices is providing its expertise in nose to tail servicing to airline fleet operators and ensures the immediate availability of solutions to optimize the airlines’ fleet operations.
OEMServices says they are providing their Original Integrated Services supports inventory availability 24/7, their component repair support by flight hour as well as engineering services and associated logistics for PLAY’s A321 NEO fleet.
“It is not every day that a new airline is born, driven by the energy and professionalism of a passionate team,” said Didier Granger, president of OEMServices. “We are humbly proud to have been chosen in such important circumstances. OEMServices’ team is very motivated to ensure the complete satisfaction of our services and bring PLAY all the added value of our original approach.”