WOW air Launches Hot New Flights to the Sunshine State!

WOW air Launches Hot New Flights to the Sunshine State!
5th September 2018 James Brooke

WOW air Launches Hot New Flights to the Sunshine State!

New route to Orlando brings affordable winter sun getaways to budget-conscious Brits.

Icelandic airline WOW air, has today announced a new seasonal route from the UK to Orlando, Florida, starting in December 2018. With introductory fares from just £129.99*, you might be escaping the impending UK winter sooner than you think!

The inaugural flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will depart on 18 December 2018, with flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik. Flights will operate three times per week, with the transatlantic leg of the journey serviced by the airline’s ultra-efficient A321neo aircraft.

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One of the world’s most visited tourist destinations, Orlando is well-known for being the theme park capital of the world – home to Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

But the destination is catered for more than just thrill-seekers. With year-round sunny weather, award-winning beaches, world-class shopping, exciting nightlife and diverse range of outdoor adventure activities, Orlando and the state of Florida make for an inspiring destination for travellers of all kinds, from families and friends, to couples and solo holidaymakers.

Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We’re thrilled to be adding Orlando to our ever-expanding route network and hope this will mean more budget-conscious travellers will soon be able to experience not only what the city of Orlando has to offer but also the wider Florida State. As our 16th destination in North America, this is an important marker of our continual mission to push the price point to fly across the Atlantic as low as possible.

“As well as being a destination traditionally popular with British families seeking a getaway during the chilly winter months, we’re equally excited to welcome business travellers on board to experience our new WOW Premium offering. In addition to flying in comfort in one of our luxurious ‘Big Seats’, Premium passengers now get extra checked baggage, free food and drink on board, fast track security when departing or transiting in Iceland and the freedom to change bookings free of charge.”

With flights departing from London Gatwick and Edinburgh, passengers will be able to connect with the Orlando service in Reykjavik, which will operate three times per week. The total flight time from KEF-MCO will be 8 hours 25 minutes. The approximate total journey time from London Gatwick and Edinburgh will be just short of 14 hours, including stopover.


* Based on the lowest one-way fare on the WOW Basic package, including taxes and charges, booked via Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply. £129.99 fare from LGW and EDI to Orlando (MCO) is valid on select dates between January and March 2019.

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Rachel Sewell / Katie Raby / Charlotte Wright
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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 summer 2018, the airline will serve 38 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada, including London, Edinburgh, 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 2.9 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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