MIAMI — Ultra-low cost transatlantic airline WOW Air touched down in San Francisco International Airport today, inaugurating a five-weekly service operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
WOW air announced its entry into the U.S. West Coast market in November 2015. According to the airline the demand was instantaneous with flights selling out within just 24 hours.
“The feedback so far on both our San Francisco and Los Angeles flights has been fantastic and its clear that there is a lot of demand for a quality low cost offering between California andEurope on a year round basis” said Skúli Mogensen, owner and CEO of WOW Air.
The Icelandic low-cost carrier took delivery of ex Air Europa Airbus A330-300s, which offer a single-class cabin configuration for 342 passengers in a single-class configuration. The carrier expects to launch Los Angeles – Reykjavík route on June 15th
WOW Air continues with its expansion in North America, started in March 2015 with its service to Boston, followed by Baltimore and, recently Montreal and Toronto in Canada. In the case of San Francisco, the schedule allows for connecting flights on to 23 European destinations.
WOW Air is expanding in North America rapidly. In March 2015, it started nonstop service between Keflavik and Boston. In June, it launched flights to Baltimore. In September, it announced new year-round flights to two Canadian cities, Montreal and Toronto to begin in May 2016.