Reykjavik is one of three new routes to European capital cities being launched by British Airways from London City this winter. 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.
To celebrate the launch of new twice-a-week flights to the location of some of the winter scenes in the Game of Thrones series yesterday (October 29), British Airways decided to bring a familiar face from the programme to London City.
Model Rob Dean took on the character of King of the North Jon Snow, whose home is in Winterfell, to promote the first ever flight from the airport to Iceland.
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, which is actually called Kirkjufell, the areas where the Night’s Watch men were attacked by the White Walkers. Thingvellir and Gullfoss waterfall.
Flights operate on modern Embraer jets with a choice of Club Europe and Eurotraveller cabins and two-abreast seating so that every customer can have either a window or aisle seat.
Each way fares to Reykjavic from £58, Orly from £54 and Prague from £70 and available to book now.