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Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016
WOW air, the ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, kicks off its west coast service by touching down from Los Angeles, offering regular four weekly flights to Reykjavik, Iceland for as low as $99*. Travelers also have the option to continue their trip to WOW air´s 23 European destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm for as low as $199* including taxes, while supplies last.
Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint said, “We are honored WOW air chose LAX as part of its expansion into the U.S. market. Angelenos will benefit from having low-cost nonstop flights to Reykjavik – a new destination for LAX — and more options to the major cities of Europe.”
“I’m thrilled to be aboard the first WOW air flight to Los Angeles, and to start connecting the beautiful American west coast with Iceland and the rest of Europe at super low fares,” said Skúli Mogensen, sole owner and CEO of WOW air. “The feedback so far on our LAX flight has been fantastic and it’s clear that there is a lot of demand for a quality low cost offering between California and Europe on a year round basis.”
WOW air announced its entry into the U.S. West Coast market in January 2016 at the same time tickets went on sale, and the demand was instantaneous with flights selling out within just 24 hours.
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.
The California routes will be serviced by three new Airbus A330-300 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.