JANUARY 12TH, 2016

WOW air announces low-cost fares to LA and San Francisco from Dublin

WOW air, Iceland’s low-cost airline, today (Tuesday) announced fares from Dublin Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles, via Reykjavik Iceland, for as low as €199* one way for Irish passengers.

The airline will begin flying to the West Coast this summer with inaugural flights to San Francisco beginning 9 June and to LA on 15 June.

Flights will operate to Los Angeles, via Reykjavik Iceland, four days a week and to San Francisco five days a week.

WOW air’s expansion to California follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from Dublin, via Iceland, to Boston and Washington, D.C. in 2015.

The existing U.S. services operate year-round and maintain consistent carrier loads of 90% plus.

WOW air is the first low-cost airline to offer transatlantic services from Dublin, with a short one hour 20 minute layover in Reykjavik (TBC).

Announcing the low-cost fares today, Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said:

‘This is a game changer for WOW air, and arguably the travel industry, making travel to the US and Iceland both easy and affordable from Ireland. We are thrilled to add Los Angeles and San Francisco to our fast growing network which will undoubtedly contribute to the growth of our routes from Ireland which are performing very well.

‘With the addition of our new long-range A330-300 aircraft to our fleet, we will be able to offer fares from Europe to the West Coast of the United States far cheaper than our competitors whilst maintaining great service with a smile, as we did with our routes to Boston and Washington D.C.,’ he said.

Founded in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, WOW air now connects twenty-seven destinations across Europe and the U.S. with the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik. 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 airline became the first airline to operate direct scheduled flights between Ireland and Iceland when it began operating a service to Reykjavik from Dublin in June 2015.

The California routes will be serviced by three new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the first wide-body planes in the WOW air fleet, which will each carry 340 passengers in a single-class configuration. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.

For more information on flights to Iceland and North America please visit www.wowair.ie. Tickets to San Francisco and Los Angeles will go on sale in January 2016.