NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WOW air, the low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, continues to expand its global horizon by offering direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Iceland for as low as $99* per flight, including taxes. Tickets go on sale today at wowair.com with flights from EWR to Iceland beginning in November 2016.
Additionally for only $149*, travelers can continue their trip with a short one hour stopover in Iceland, to WOW air's 23 European destinations which include London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
"We are very excited to announce WOW air's extension into New York," Skuli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said. "Within a mere five years we have been able to connect twenty-nine destinations across Europe, the US and Canada with low-cost fares. The addition of New York, which is part of the country's largest airport system, is another step into providing more affordable access to transatlantic travel for travelers in North America."
WOW air's continued development across the United States follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from 23 European destinations to Boston, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. in early 2015 and the start of service this month from San Francisco and Los Angeles, with fares as low as $99 including taxes. The existing U.S. services now operate year-round and maintains consistent carrier loads of 90% plus.
Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects twenty-nine destinations across the U.S. and Europe with the Icelandic capital. WOW air's annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.
Service from EWR to and from Iceland will be available seven days a week with connecting flights onwards to other European destinations available. It will be serviced by the Airbus A321-300 aircrafts, the first wide-body planes in the WOW air fleet, which will each carry 350 passengers in a single-class configuration. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.
For more information on flights to Iceland and North America please visit www.wow.us.
Notes to editors:
Skuli Mogensen is available for over the phone interviews from June 29 to July 1. Please contact Anna Romano with any inquiries.
About WOW air
WOW air is Iceland's only low-cost airline and the most punctual, with 92% of flights arriving on time in 2014. WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of spring 2016, the airline will services 27 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen. Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen, the purple airline flies three Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe along with three Airbus A330 aircraft and four Airbus A321 aircraft that service its transatlantic routes. WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. For additional information and bookings please visit www.wowair.com.
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New York to Iceland:
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Iceland, including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Wednesdays from November 30, 2016 through December 7, 2016 and on Wednesdays from January 10, 2017 through March 22, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
New York to Europe:
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Frankfurt and Berlin including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Wednesdays from November 30, 2016 through December 7, 2016 and on Wednesdays from January 10, 2017 through March 22, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Bristol, Dublin and London including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Sundays from November 27, 2016 through December 11, 2016 and on Sundays from January 8, 2017 through March 19, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
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