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Edinburgh to North America, from £125 with WOW air

Edinburgh to North America, from £125 with WOW air
16 February 2016 admin_rooster

Cheapest transatlantic flights for travellers to Scotland on sale NOW.

Edinburgh is to become WOW air’s third UK departure point, and the first in Scotland, for flights to Iceland and North America. Tickets for flights beginning 13 July 2016 are now on sale from just £39 to Reykjavik and £125 to the USA and Canada*.

Flights will depart Edinburgh International Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik twice a week between July and October. Onward travelling passengers will have a short stopover before continuing on to one of the airline’s North American destinations – Boston, Washington D.C., Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We’re very pleased to announce Edinburgh as our third UK departure point given the success we’ve seen with advance bookings on the recently announced Bristol route and of course our original route from London. We know that Scottish travellers are an intrepid sort, keen to explore unique and mountainous landscapes so we hope to open up Iceland to many more Scots with our service. With our ultra-low-cost £125 fares to North America this summer, the choice for Scottish holidaymakers just widened.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Iceland is an increasingly popular destination for Scottish holidaymakers and this new route also increases choice of flying between Scotland and the United States. WOW air are a very welcome new airline to Edinburgh Airport; they have rightly recognised the increasing demand for connectivity to and from Scotland. This news further bolsters Edinburgh Airport’s position as the leader for business and tourism connectivity between Scotland and international destinations.”

Edinburgh becomes the airline’s 29th destination following the announcement of Canadian and Californian routes in October and November 2015 respectively. Launched in November 2011, WOW air’s annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.9 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.

A320 aircraft will operate the Edinburgh to Reykjavik flight with single-class A321 and A330-300 aircraft operating the routes between Iceland and North America. WOW air offers a standard seat pitch of 30 inches with the option to increase this to 35 inches on the North American legs of the journey for a small fee.

For more information on flights to Iceland and North America please visit


Flight times:
WW860 KEF – EDI 07:50 – 11:10 Local    Wed & Sun

WW861 EDI – KEF 12:20 – 13:50 Local    Wed & Sun

*Quoted prices are one way including taxes.

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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.

WOW air flies daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik with twice-daily flights currently on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

As of summer 2016, the airline will serve 29 destinations across Europe and North America including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Boston.

Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe and 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.

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