Iceland’s WOW air to begin service from O’Hare International Airport starting at $99
CHICAGO – WOW air, Iceland’s ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, will begin landing in the Windy City July 2017, with the inaugural flight from O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on July 13, 2016. It’s true; Chicagoans will have access to low-fare travel to Iceland, and WOW air’s other European destinations, as of this summer.
Tickets from O’Hare to Keflavik Airport (KEF) will go on sale today for only $99. Additionally, for only $149 customers from Chicago can continue on to 23 other cities that WOW air offers, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen, Berlin and Frankfurt to name a few. Service from ORD to KEF will be available four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
“The addition of Chicago to WOW air’s growing list of destinations is part of our ongoing strategy to deliver even greater flexibility and convenience to our passengers, with more connections from North America to Europe via our Iceland hub,” said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. “We’re excited to partner with O’Hare International Airport, the third busiest airport in the United States, to bring our promise of affordable transatlantic travel to the Midwest.”
WOW air’s expansion to Chicago builds upon the successful launch of transatlantic services to Miami, Pittsburgh, New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and Californian destinations Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“This announcement is great news for the City of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. I want to thank WOW air for choosing Chicago as its first central destination in the United States,” said Ginger S. Evans, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation. “This new service is estimated to generate approximately $80 million in annual economic impact for the Chicago region, and will boost tourism and business for both the cities of Chicago and Reykjavik.”
The new O’Hare route will be serviced by the Airbus A321-300 aircrafts, acclaimed for their wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.
For more information on these new flights and more please visit www.wowair.us
About WOW air
WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of spring 2017, the airline services 32 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen.
Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline currently operates six Airbus A321 aircraft and recently purchased four. WOW air´s fleet also consists of three Airbus A330-300 planes and two A 320-200 planes. By the end of 2017 the fleet will consist of 17 aircraft with the average age of the whole fleet only 2.5 years.
WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013 and 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. To book flights and for more information visit:
For additional information and bookings please visit www.wowair.us.
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