Fly to the ‘Big Apple’ From Just £119 with WOW air!

Fly to the ‘Big Apple’ From Just £119 with WOW air!
29th June 2016 James Brooke

Fly to the ‘Big Apple’ From Just £119 with WOW air!

Low-cost airline adds New York City to their growing lineup of transatlantic routes.

WOW air, Iceland’s only low-cost airline, has today announced a new service from the UK to New York beginning in November 2016, with fares from just £119 one way¹.

Flights will depart London Gatwick and Bristol for New York via Reykjavik, offering travellers an affordable way to travel to the cosmopolitan city. The service to Newark Liberty International Airport will begin on 25 November 2016, operating daily, all year-round.

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WOW air’s expansion to New York follows the successful launch of transatlantic services to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington D.C., Toronto and Montreal from both London Gatwick and Bristol, as of May 2016.

Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, said: “This year has certainly been an eventful one for us already! Having announced new routes to Canada and California plus our two new UK routes, the addition of New York is a reflection of our determination to keeping the momentum going and to continue changing the landscape of transatlantic travel.

“We know that New York is a desirable destination for many travellers from the UK and Europe, so it’s exciting to be able to add this vibrant, global city to our portfolio of North American destinations, making it even more accessible to those on a budget.”

The flights from Reykjavik to New York will be operated using WOW air’s fleet of new Airbus A321 Extended Range aircrafts. The airline’s Airbus A320 family aircraft will carry passengers from London Gatwick to Reykjavik on the first leg of the journey.

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¹ Based on lowest one way fare including taxes and charges booked on Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply.

Note to Editors: WOW air Founder & CEO Skúli Mogensen will be available for interview by phone on Wednesday 29 June.

To arrange an interview or for further press information, please contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Rachel Sewell
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About WOW air
WOW air is the only ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline offering the cheap 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 with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models.

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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