Icelandic budget carrier WOW air has announced a new route from Dublin to New York via Reykjavik for possibly the lowest prices out there!
About this time last year, we told you about the new WOW air transatlantic route, flying from Boston to Dublin. This summer, the carrier has gone a step further with the introduction of the Dublin to New York (EWR – Newark) route. And the best part, fares start from a staggeringly low €129 each way.
The new route will open for business this winter, with the inaugural flight departing on November 25th. There will be five flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
The addition of this new route follows a successful launch of the aforementioned transatlantic services last year, and the Los Angeles and San Francisco routes last January.
Founder and CEO of WOW air Skúli Mogensen said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of New York to our our fast growing network from Ireland. New York is a popular destination for Irish travelers and it will now be more affordable than ever.”
WOW air was founded by entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen (pictured below), who has an extensive business background in technology and telecoms in Iceland, Europe and North America, and is entirely owned by Mogensen, debt free. He sits on the board of many tech companies both in North America and Europe and was selected Business Man or the Year in Iceland 2011.
WOW air’s inaugural flight was to Paris on 31st May, 2012. In October of that year, WOW air took over the flight operations of Iceland Express. Only a year later, in October 2013, the carrier was awarded the Air Operator‘s Certificate (AOC) by the Icelandic Transport Authority.
WOW air’s annual passenger capacity is expected to more than double this year to over 1.6 million, from approximately 740,000 last year.
Lead image © Philipp Henzler; photo of Skúli Mogensen courtesy WOW air