Iceland’s low-cost carrier Wow Air has announced it will be expanding its flights services to New York City later this year. Founded in 2011, the airline is renowned for its cheap airfares and bare bones service. The Icelandic carrier is all set to launch its daily flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Reykjavik International Airport starting from November 25, 2016. The airline provides connecting services to 21 destinations in Europe.
Wow Air is currently offering flights services to various destinations in the United States, including Los Angeles, Baltimore, San Francisco and Boston. By adding flights to New York City the airline wants to emulate a model being successfully used for past decades by Icelandair and other Icelandic carriers.
Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of Wow Air, said, “Extensive efforts were being made for quite some time to launch direct flights services to New York. The company has finally succeeded in this and delighted to offer low fares to Iceland from New York.”
Media reports said that Wow Air would be deploying its new Airbus A321 narrowbody aircrafts to serve Newark Liberty-Reykjavik route. However, during the peak season the route will be served with the help of widebody Airbus A330 aircrafts.
The news of the launch of Newark Liberty-Rteykjavik route has come barely few weeks after Wow Air announced the expansion of its network to the U.S. West Coast, with the launch of nonstop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Reykjavik. The airline is currently serving other North American destinations such as Boston and Baltimore/Washington in the United States, and Montreal and Toronto in Canada.
Apart from Iceland’s Wow Air, flights from Newark Liberty International Airport are also going to be started by U.S. leisure carrier Allegiant Air during the month of November this year. The destinations to be served with nonstop flights by Allegiant Air include Savannah, Cincinnati and Asheville.