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Super Break Takes-off from Cardiff Airport to Iceland for First Time

Super Break welcomed Cardiff holidaymakers on board its first exclusive flight break, and the first direct route from the UK to Akureyri in North Iceland today (Friday 12th January).

To celebrate, passengers on this sold-out flight that departed Cardiff Airport at 9.15am were treated to a host of activities before take-off. 

In the spirit of the brand new and exclusive Arctic experiences, a flash mob choir singing Icelandic inspired songs surprised holidaymakers at the departure gate. Icelandic football-captain Aron Gunnarsson, from Akureyri who plays for Cardiff City, was also on hand to support the celebrations. 

The flight is the first of 14 direct routes from the UK this winter heading to this incredible part of northern Iceland for a once-in-a-lifetime unique getaway.

The sold-out Cardiff flight will see holidaymakers be the first to experience the ‘Incredible Iceland’ including a very special 3-night short break that includes the opportunity to search for the spectacular Northern Lights.

Upon landing in Northern Iceland, holidaymakers will take part in additional firsts including visiting a volcano, embarking on a lava walk and indulging in a beer spa (extra charge applies for the beer spa.)

All Super Break trips to Akureyri also include a Lake Myvatn Adventure – Land of Fire and Ice Tour, which includes the chance to see the region’s many magical terrains, the Goddafoss Waterfall, the boiling mud pools of Namafjall and a stop at Vogafjos working farm. There is also the opportunity to visit Myvatn Nature Baths – the ‘Blue Lagoon of the North’ or take part in a Snowmobiling Experience (extra charge applies).

Hugo Kimber from Super Break said: “It is a great pleasure to provide our customers at Cardiff Airport today with a wonderful experience from check-in throughout their stay, and hope that the special activities put on at the airport today will ensure that they have a fantastic start to their trip.

“Super Break is incredibly excited to be the first to offer these brand new and exclusive flights to Akureyri in Northern Iceland, as part of our new short break charter programme. Previously unreachable from UK airports, we are delighted to be able to connect holidaymakers with this stunning part of the world and offer them a truly once in a lifetime experience.”

Spencer Birns, Commercial Director of Cardiff Airport added: “It is fantastic to be the first UK airport to offer this brand new direct route to Northern Iceland and see the first flight take off today from Cardiff Airport. The look on the passengers’ faces as they were surprised with the choir was superb and we have no doubt the trip will remain with them for a long time to come.”

Icelandic football captain and Cardiff City player, Aron Gunnarsson commented: “I’ve really enjoyed today’s activities at Cardiff Airport. Coming from Akureyri, I am a real ambassador for the country, and I am delighted that holidaymakers can now get to this incredible part of the world more easily thanks to Super Break.”

Super Break has expanded its charter programme from Cardiff airport with breaks available to destinations including Seville, Malta, Montenegro, Croatia and the Adriatic Coast, Madeira, and further ‘Incredible Iceland’ breaks in 2018/2019. There will be a further two flights to Iceland from Cardiff Airport departing 28th December 2018 and 21st January 2019.

To book the trip of a lifetime, visit the Super Break website or call 0800 042 0288.