Discover the City of Bridges For a Ground-Breaking Price
One month to go until new WOW air route takes off!
Transatlantic travel has never been more affordable or exciting, as intrepid travellers can now head to the lesser-known, hidden gems of the world, for a fraction of the price.
Next month, WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost transatlantic airline, commences its new route to Pittsburgh, offering fares from just £139.991!
Shaking off its industrial past, the vibrant Pennsylvanian metropolis has no shortage of sights to see, places to eat at and lively events going on, ensuring a visit there will be a memorable one.
To help inspire those wanting to visit the evolving metropolitan, WOW air has compiled a list of recommendations of things to do, to make your trip a successful one!
A World-class Art Scene
Did you know Pittsburgh is the birthplace of pop art icon Andy Wharhol? A must-see for art enthusiasts, downtown Pittsburgh is home to The Andy Warhol Museum, the largest single‑artist museum in the world. Fallingwater, the architectural masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright, is also located just an hour out of the city.
Zagat named Pittsburgh the “Number 1 Food City” in the US and it‘s not hard to see why. For a real flavour of the city‘s rich gastronomical offering take a ‘Burgh Bits and Bites‘ food tasting and walking tour to explore the history and culinary delights in many of Pittsburgh’s most unique neighborhoods – there‘s said to be over 90 to explore
Commonly referred to as the “City of Bridges” – due to a whopping 446 bridges connecting Pittsburgh (three more than Venice) – and the “City with an Entrance”, Pittsburgh’s skyline bursts into view as soon as you land at Pittsburgh International Airport. For a panoramic view of the city, adventurous travellers can take one of the two inclines up to Mt. Washington, cameras at the ready!
Something for all the Family
With so many fun attractions to explore, families will be spoilt for choice. Favourites include the Carnegie Science Center, which has over 250 interactive exhibits, the National Aviary, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, perfect for wildlife lovers.
WOW air’s inaugural service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will depart on 16 June 2017, with the service operating from London Gatwick, Bristol and Edinburgh (via KEF). The approximate total journey time from London Gatwick is 11 hours, including stopover.
For more information, or to book flights visit www.wowair.co.uk.
1 Based on lowest one way, WOW Basic package fare, including taxes and charges booked on www.wowair.co.uk. Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply.
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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, Miami 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.
For more information: www.wowair.co.uk