Get Swept Away by the ‘Windy City’ with WOW Air!

Get Swept Away by the ‘Windy City’ with WOW Air!
27th March 2017 James Brooke

Get Swept Away by the ‘Windy City’ with WOW Air!

In Travel pr, Client News

Chicago announced as the airline’s 10th North American destination.

WOW air, Iceland’s only low cost airline, has today announced a new service from the UK to Chicago beginning in July 2017, with fares from just £1391.

Flights will depart from London Gatwick, Bristol and Edinburgh to Chicago via Reykjavik, bringing the city’s diverse cultural offering, dramatic skyscapes, acclaimed gastronomy and lively sporting scene to UK travellers on a budget. The inaugural service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) will depart on 13 July 2017, with the service operating four times per week.

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

Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air said, “I’m thrilled to add Chicago as our 10th North American destination, offering ultra-low fares to UK travellers who may not have previously considered travel to this exciting city viable. This is our fourth new long haul route announcement in just a few months, bringing our network now up to a total of 32 destinations”

“As the third largest metropolitan area in the US with a record number of visitors last year, there’s never been a better time to visit Chicago and we’re excited to see the response to our new route.”

The flights from Reykjavik to Chicago will be serviced by WOW air‘s fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft, acclaimed for their wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The total flight time from KEF-OHR will be 6 hours 40 minutes, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The approximate total journey time from London Gatwick will be 11 hours, including stopover.

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¹ Based on lowest one way fare on the WOW Basic package, including taxes and charges, booked via Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply.

For further press information or interview opportunities with the airline’s CEO 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 Iceland’s ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline offering 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 twice-daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik. As of spring 2017, the airline will serve 32 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada, including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto 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 boasts one of the world’s youngest fleets, with an average aircraft age of just 2.5 years.

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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