WOW Air has announced it will be expanding its transatlantic operations from March this year. The airline said that it will be launching new flights to New York
from its Reykjavik hub. The Icelandic carrier in a statement said that it will launch a second daily flight between London Gatwick and Reykjavik starting from March 27, 2017. The airline also said that its flights services from Reykjavik to San Francisco and Los Angeles will now be operated daily. The flights services on Reykjavik-Los Angles and Reykjavik-San Francisco routes are so far being conducted four-times and five-times per week, which are being transformed to a daily service from March end onwards.
WOW Air further said that it will be launching flights to Miami from Reykjavik thrice weekly starting from April 5 this year. Earlier, the airline had launched flights between Newark Liberty and Reykjavik on November 6 last year. Apart from this, the airline is also presently serving Washington D.C. and Boston from its Reykjavik hub with daily flights.
According to the airline, the flights on London-Reykjavik route will be operated with the help of an Airbus A320 aircraft, configured with 174 Economy Class seats. The airline has deployed an Airbus A321 aircraft for offering flights services to Newark Liberty, Boston and Washington D.C. from Reykjavik. The aircraft is configured with 31 XXL seats, 27 XL seats and 139 Economy Class seats. However, the airline will be utilizing an Airbus A330 aircraft to conduct long-haul flights from Reykjavik to California and Miami. The aircraft is configured with 24 XXL seats, 236 XL seats and 82 Economy Class seats.
Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW Air, said, “The launch of new U.S. routes is being widely welcome by the customers. The response has in fact been overwhelmingly positive. This boosts our confidence and prompts us to launch even more new routes while simultaneously offering low fares for transatlantic travel. The present times are quite exciting indeed and many growth plans are also in the pipeline. The prospects are good and future is bright.”