Icelandic low-cost transatlantic airline Wow air has announced plans to increase the number of flights from London to its hub in Iceland to two per day, as well as increases to its onward long-haul services to California. From March 27th next year the airline will fly daily from London to Los Angeles and San Francisco, via Reykjavik, making budget travel to California even more accessible for UK holidaymakers.
Edinburgh Airport has welcomed the first Wow Air flight from Iceland. Travellers arriving from the Nordic nation, as well as North America were greeted at the arrival gate by a bagpipe player, providing an authentic Scottish musical welcome. Flights will depart Edinburgh Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik twice-weekly between July and October on Sundays and Wednesdays, with a total flight time of two hours 30 minutes.
WOW air, the ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, is to begin flying to the US West Coast in summer 2016 with Los Angeles and San Francisco confirmed as their fifth and sixth destinations in North America. The routes will be serviced by three new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the first wide-body planes in the WOW air fleet, which will each carry 340 passengers in a single-class configuration.
WOW air, Iceland’s only low-cost airline, has enjoyed an increase in passenger numbers by 49 per cent in June 2015 compared with the same period in 2014. Some 83,000 passengers travelled with WOW air during the month with passenger load factors also up to 84 per cent, an eight per cent increase over the same period.
WOW air has purchased two new Airbus A321 aircraft on a finance lease for use on its transatlantic routes launching this spring to Boston and Washington DC. The largest of Airbus’ benchmark A320 family of aircraft, the A321 offers airlines the best seat-mile costs of any single-aisle aircraft, with an extra-long cabin that provides for seating capacities comparable to those in a wide body jet.
WOW air has revealed it has been forced to cancel plans to expand into North America due to the airline being denied key departure slots at Keflavik Airport. Rival airline Icelandair currently has a monopoly on the most sought after departure times between Iceland and North America which has long prevented consumers from being able to enjoy “competitive fares”, argues WOW.
WOW air, Iceland’s only low-cost airline, has released its passenger numbers and flight punctuality figure, recording impressive stats and year-on-year increases from 2012 to 2013.
Low-cost airline Wow Air will add transatlantic flights to its schedule with the launch of new routes to Boston in spring 2014. Wow will fly to Boston from London Gatwick via Reykjavik six times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
WOW air has turned to lifestyle PR agency Rooster to promote the Icelandic airline in the UK. Rooster will raise awareness of the WOW promise; the airline offers the lowest price, on the newest planes, with the biggest smile.
Low cost Icelandic carrier WOW Air has acquired its main competitor – Iceland Express. Effective immediately WOW Air takes over Iceland Express’s daily operations and scheduled flights.
Today Gatwick Airport welcomes WOW Air as it begins its twice-weekly service from Gatwick to Reykjavik, Iceland.