Los Angeles, California, 2016-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — WOW air, the ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline from Iceland, kicks off its west coast service by touching down from Los Angeles, offering regular four weekly flights to Reykjavik, Iceland for as low as $99*. Travelers also have the option to continue their trip to WOW air´s 23 European destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm for as low as $199* including taxes, while supplies last.
Los Angeles World Airports Chief Executive Officer Deborah Flint said, “We are honored WOW air chose LAX as part of its expansion into the U.S. market. Angelenos will benefit from having low-cost nonstop flights to Reykjavik – a new destination for LAX — and more options to the major cities of Europe.”
“I’m thrilled to be aboard the first WOW air flight to Los Angeles, and to start connecting the beautiful American west coast with Iceland and the rest of Europe at super low fares,” said Skúli Mogensen, sole owner and CEO of WOW air. “The feedback so far on our LAX flight has been fantastic and it’s clear that there is a lot of demand for a quality low cost offering between California and Europe on a year round basis.”
WOW air announced its entry into the U.S. West Coast market in January 2016 at the same time tickets went on sale, and the demand was instantaneous with flights selling out within just 24 hours.
Launched in November 2011, WOW air now connects twenty-nine destinations across the U.S. 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.
For additional information and bookings please visit www.wowair.com
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About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX is the seventh busiest airport in the world and third in the United States. LAX served more than 74.9 million passengers in 2015. LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,273 weekly nonstop flights to 76 cities in 41 countries on 64 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.1 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,610 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
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About WOW air
WOW air is Iceland’s only low-cost airline and the most punctual. 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 2016, the airline will services 29 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen. Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies two Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe along with three Airbus A330 aircraft and six Airbus A321 aircraft that service its transatlantic routes. WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. For additional information and bookings please visit www.wowair.com.
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Los Angeles U.S. to Iceland, including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Wednesdays from September 21, 2016 through December 7, 2016. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Los Angeles U.S to Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Gatwick and Berlin, including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Wednesdays from September 21, 2016 through December 7, 2016. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
*Based on lowest one-way fare from Los Angeles U.S. to Stockholm, including taxes and charges, booked on www.wowair.com. Available for travel from the U.S. on Wednesdays from September 21, 2016 through October 19, 2016. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.
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