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Discover Pittsburgh for Less Than £120 with WOW air!

Discover Pittsburgh for Less Than £120 with WOW air!
9 November 2016 James Brooke

Low-cost airline adds a ninth North American destination to its fast growing lineup of low-cost transatlantic services.

WOW air, Iceland’s only low cost airline, has today announced a new service from the UK to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania beginning in June 2017, with fares from just £119.99 one way¹.

Flights will depart from London Gatwick and Edinburgh to Pittsburgh via Reykjavik, giving travellers on a budget the chance to experience the diverse city, acclaimed for its authentic cultural offerings. The inaugural service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will depart on 16 June 2017, with the service operating four times per week, year round.

Tickets for the new route are on sale today via

WOW air’s expansion to Pittsburgh builds upon the successful launch of transatlantic services to Montreal, Washington D.C, Toronto, Boston, New York and Californian destinations Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air said, “Making exciting new destinations accessible for travellers across the world at unbeatable prices is an integral part of our ethos at WOW air. Pittsburgh is certainly a destination on the rise and one that will appeal to a wide range of UK travellers looking to discover somewhere different, so we’re thrilled to add the destination to our route list. The past year has truly solidified our presence in the US, with a number of new routes launched and we look forward to continuing this fast rate of expansion.”

The flights from Reykjavik to Pittsburg will be serviced by WOW air‘s fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft. Flying with a single-class configuration, they are acclaimed for their wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The total time from KEF-PIT will be 6.5 hours, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The approximate total journey time from London Gatwick will be 11 hours, including stopover.

For further information on flights to Iceland and the US please visit


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

Flight Schedule:
WW147 KEF – PIT 15:00 – 21:30 UTC / 15:00 – 17:30 Local summer
WW148 PIT – KEF 22:45 – 04:50 UTC / 18:45 – 04:50 Local summer

For further press information please contact:
Stuart Fyfe/Katie Raby/Rachel Sewell
Rooster PR
T: +44 (0) 20 3440 8930
E: [email protected]

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

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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