WOW air, the low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, continues to expand its global horizon by offering direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Iceland for as low as $99* per flight, including taxes. Tickets go on sale today at wowair.com with flights from EWR to Iceland beginning in November 2016.
Additionally for only $149*, travelers can continue their trip with a short one hour stopover in Iceland, to WOW air’s 23 European destinations which include London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
“We are very excited to announce WOW air’s extension into New York,” Skuli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said. “Within a mere five years we have been able to connect twenty-nine destinations across Europe, the US and Canada with low-cost fares. The addition of New York, which is part of the country’s largest airport system, is another step into providing more affordable access to transatlantic travel for travelers in North America.”
WOW air’s continued development across the United States follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from 23 European destinations to Boston, Baltimore/Washington, D.C. in early 2015 and the start of service this month from San Francisco and Los Angeles, with fares as low as $99 including taxes. The existing U.S. services now operate year-round and maintains consistent carrier loads of 90% plus.
Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects twenty-nine destinations across the U.S. and Europe with the Icelandic capital. WOW air’s annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.
Service from EWR to and from Iceland will be available seven days a week with connecting flights onwards to other European destinations available. It will be serviced by the Airbus A321-300 aircrafts, the first wide-body planes in the WOW air fleet, which will each carry 350 passengers in a single-class configuration. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.