Plane of Thrones
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Helping To Find Your Own Winterfell
Game of Thrones fans can now explore the locations of the hit TV Show’s iconic scenes as British Airways launches direct flights to Reykjavik. Not only is this one of three new exciting routes to European capital cities, it also offers up the chance to make dreams come true for devotees of the cult series.
King Of The North
And ever eager to get into the spirit of things British Airways invited King Of The North, Jon Snow, alias model Rob Dean, to help launch the service at London City Airport. It all made for a colourful first lift off, and a great start to the winter initiative. Known in more modern, and real life times as Iceland, this is the first time its capital city Reykjavik has had a direct air link from the heart of London. Ever since it was first featured in season two, the ‘Game of Thrones effect’ has led to a huge growth in annual visitors to the North Atlantic island, now well over a million every year.
Some of the famous series locations include Arrowhead Mountain, or Kirkjufell, the areas where the Night’s Watch men were attacked by the White Walkers. There’s also Thingvellir and Gullfoss waterfall. Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial at London City, said: “This is the first time there has been a direct air link between London City and Reykjavik, and as one of the fastest growing tourist hotspots, it’s a destination our customers really want to travel to. Even if they are not devout fans of Game of Thrones, Iceland has so much to offer visitors from diverse landscapes to the Northern lights. We are also delighted to launch Prague and Orly for the first time, offering a direct link to two important European capital cities for both business and leisure customers.”
Routes For The 21st Century
Alongside three flights a day to Paris Orly Airport in France, and six flights a week to Prague in the Czech Republic, the airline now serves a record 32 destinations from the Docklands. Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport Richard Hill said: “British Airways at London City Airport has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, and the addition of three new routes for winter shows just how strong our partnership is. Services to Paris, Prague and Reykjavik will really enhance the LCY network for business and leisure passengers, and all while offering the speed, convenience and excellent customer experience London City is known for.”
Comfort is The Key
Passengers will travel on modern Embraer jets with a choice of Club Europe and Eurotraveller cabins. With two-abreast seating, every customer can have either a window or aisle seat. In terms of the plane of thrones, Winterfell is set to become a thrilling reality as the seasons change.
Each way fares to Reykjavic cost from £58, Orly from £54 and Prague from £70, and available to book now on www.ba.com/londoncity
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