Start-up Iceland Express is to begin services from Keflavík Airport near Reykjavík on 27 February. The airline will use a single Boeing 737-300 to operate daily return flights to Copenhagen and London Stansted. Iceland Express is the first Icelandic scheduled carrier to compete with flag carrier Icelandair year-round on what it claims are traditionally expensive routes. UK low-fares airline Go operated summer-only services between Keflavík and UK points in 2000-1. Iceland Express will wet lease the 148-seat single-class aircraft along with maintenance and insurance from UK charter carrier Astraeus.

Source: Flight International