Edinburgh will become Wow Air’s third UK departure point starting this July.
Tickets for flights beginning 13 July 2016 are now on sale from just £39 to Reykjavik and £125 to the USA and Canada (one way, including taxes).
Flights will depart Edinburgh International Airport for Reykjavik twice weekly between July and October. Onward passengers will have a short stopover before continuing on to one of the airline’s North American destinations – Boston, Washington D.C., Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Skuli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We’re very pleased to announce Edinburgh as our third UK departure point given the success we’ve seen with advance bookings on the recently announced Bristol route and of course our original route from London. We know that Scottish travellers are an intrepid sort, keen to explore unique and mountainous landscapes so we hope to open up Iceland to many more Scots with our service. With our ultra-low-cost £125 fares to North America this summer, the choice for Scottish holidaymakers just widened.”
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Iceland is an increasingly popular destination for Scottish holidaymakers and this new route also increases choice of flying between Scotland and the United States. WOW air are a very welcome new airline to Edinburgh Airport; they have rightly recognised the increasing demand for connectivity to and from Scotland. This news further bolsters Edinburgh Airport’s position as the leader for business and tourism connectivity between Scotland and international destinations.”
A320 aircraft will operate the Edinburgh to Reykjavik flight with single-class A321 and A330-300 aircraft operating the routes between Iceland and North America. WOW air offers a standard seat pitch of 30 inches with the option to increase this to 35 inches on the North American legs of the journey for a small fee.
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