Icelandic airline Wow to start flying from Dublin to New York

Five-day-a-week route will involve a stop in Rejkjavik

Wow connects 29 destinations across Europe and the US with Iceland. Photograph: iStock

Wow connects 29 destinations across Europe and the US with Iceland. Photograph: iStock

 

Icelandic budget airline Wow has announced that it will commence services from Dublin Airport to New York in November, with fares it says will be as low as €129 one way. The flight will involve a one-hour-20-minute stop in Rejkjavik and will be available five days a week, starting on November 25th. Wow already flies from Dublin via Iceland to Boston, Washington, Montreal,Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The New York route will be serviced by three new Airbus A321 aircraft. Flights will operate from Dublin to New York each week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The quoted price is before baggage charges. The airline charges €54.99 for a checked bag for each flight. For carry-on luggage, a small bag of up to 5kg is free, while there is a charge of €38.99 to allow a further 7kg in a carry-on bag, to a maximum of 12kg.

Launched in November 2011, Wow air now connects 29 destinations across the US and Europe with the Icelandic capital. Wow air’s annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to more than 1.8 million, up from about 840,000 in 2015.