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WOW moving to Stockholm Arlanda and launching new route to New York

2016-08-19, kl. 09:01

The Icelandic low cost carrier WOW air will start operating from Stockholm Arlanda on November 18 and will also launch new service to New York City on November 25. WOW air will fly to a total of seven destinations from Stockholm Arlanda to North America via Reykjavik.

“By relocating to Stockholm Arlanda from the city of Västerås, we have the possibility to offer our passengers more international air links and we can expand our network. Our business concept is to offer passengers affordable alternatives to the US and Canada with short transfer times in Reykjavik,” says Skúli Mogensen, CEO and owner of WOW air.

“I grew up in Sweden, so it is especially nice that we have been so well received in Sweden and that many Swedes choose to fly with us both to Iceland and to our destinations in North America,” he says.

Passengers who want to continue onward to the airline’s destinations in North America make a brief stop in Reykjavik of about 1 hour and 40 minutes. WOW air flies from Stockholm Arlanda to Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and New York (beginning November 25).

“We are really pleased to welcome a new carrier, WOW air, to Stockholm Arlanda. Now our passengers will have increased access to Iceland as well as a shorter transfer time to the destinations in the US and Canada that the carrier serves from Reykjavik,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Beginning Friday, November 18, WOW air will fly four times a week between Stockholm Arlanda and Reykjavik, with onward connections to the US and Canada on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays (with additional departures at Christmas and New Year’s).
Tickets can be booked directly on the airline’s English website: www.wowair.co.uk

About WOW air

WOW air is Iceland’s only low cost carrier and the most punctual low cost carrier, with 92% of its flights arriving on schedule in 2014. WOW air promises its passengers that it will offer the lowest air fares, a modern fleet of aircraft with the lowest fuel emissions possible and the biggest smile in the industry.

Between May 19 and October 21, WOW air will fly four times a week from Stockholm-Västerås Airport to Reykjavik, with direct connections to Boston, Washington D.C, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal. Beginning November 18, the airline will fly to the same destinations from Stockholm Arlanda. WOW air was formed in November 2011 by the entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen. Starting in the summer of 2016, the carrier’s purple aircraft serve 30 destinations in Europe and North America. In 2013, 2014 and 2015, WOW air was ranked the 7th best low cost carrier in Europe at the Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top 10.