On 1 May 2009, we move our London base from Stansted to Gatwick.
It’s been a great six years at London Stansted. But on 1 May 2009 Iceland Express moves its London operations to Gatwick airport.
The reason is partly operational — our sister company Astraeus is based there — and partly passengerial (and yes, we know that’s not a real word).
Basically, what it means is that our passengers will be a little bit closer to central London. The Gatwick Express takes around 30 minutes to Victoria Station, about 15 minutes less than the Stansted Express takes to Liverpool Street. And if anyone is using London as a stepping stone on the way to or from Iceland there are lots and lots of good connections at Gatwick.
We think it’s a smart move. What about you? Comments are open — tell us what you think.