MIAMI — Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air announced today that it will start flights to Pittsburgh on June 16, operating four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from its hub in Reykjavik. The route will be serviced by an Airbus A321 aircraft.
‘Pittsburgh is certainly a destination on the rise and one that will appeal to a wide range of Irish travellers looking to discover somewhere different, so we’re thrilled to add the destination to our route list,’ Skúli Mogensen, WOW founder and CEO said in a press release.
WOW Air’s expansion to Pittsburgh follows the launch of flights from Dublin, via Iceland, to Boston, Washington, D.C, Montréal and Toronto in 2015. Earlier this year, the airline added Los Angeles and San Francisco, and flights to New York are scheduled to begin operations on November 25. Miami service will commence in April 2017.
‘The past year has truly solidified our presence in the US. In the last six months alone we have added San Francisco and Los Angeles to our route network and we look forward to continuing this rate of expansion into 2017.’ Mogensen said.
With 20 European destinations, WOW Air is becoming a major low-cost long-haul player, with connecting services alongside its point-to-point offering while competing head-to-head with Norwegian and Icelandair, both of these also pushing ahead expansion plans.