WOW air launches West Coast connection to Europe

Iceland´s WOW air has kicked off its weekly West Coast service to Reykjavik on June 15, 2016, the company said.

Service from San Francisco International Airport to Iceland will be available five days a week, while service from Los Angeles International Airport will be available four days a week. In addition, WOW air offers connecting flights to 23 European destinations, such as: London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm. WOW air will also be offering flights from Boston and Baltimore/Washington DC to Iceland.

Launched in November 2011, WOW air connects 29 destinations across the US 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.

WOW air is Iceland´s only low-cost airline, servicing 29 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen. Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the airline flies two Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe along with three Airbus A330 aircraft and six Airbus A321 aircraft that service its transatlantic routes.