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WOW air announces Cork-Reykjavik flights in 2017

WOW air announces Cork-Reykjavik flights in 2017

The Icelandic budget carrier, which already operates direct flights between Dublin and Iceland, will commence its route from Cork next May.
WOW air will operate four scheduled flights a week between the cities, using narrowbody A320/A321 aircraft, from May 19 2017.
One-way fares will start from €59.99 each way, the airline said.

The new route will also link passengers with WOW air's eight North American destinations via onward connections from Reykjavik. The airline will also provide easy and affordable access from Cork to Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York City, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC, with fares starting as low as €149 each way.
The airline will operate four convenient weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the Summer 2017 season and will operate three weekly services during Winter 2017. The new service to the land of fire and ice will see an additional 66,000 seats available from Cork Airport next year.

“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome WOW air to Cork as our latest airline partner,” said Cork Airport Managing Director Niall MacCarthy.
“The new service is fantastic news for outbound and inbound visitors, especially as it will offer very affordable transatlantic travel between Munster and North America.”
“Iceland itself is a stunning country that has become a hugely popular tourist destination in recent years. It is a country, not unlike our own, that is regarded for its culture, beautiful landscapes and friendly welcomes.”

However, MacCarthy believes the real potential for the new service is the access to low cost transatlantic travel; “Since it entered the market in 2011, WOW air has been providing very affordable air fares to popular destinations across the US and Canada. With the cost of a return ticket at just over €300, it now means that US travel is even more affordable and we expect there to be significant demand on both sides of the Atlantic.”

Through the airline’s innovative WOW Stopover package, travellers have the option of enjoying a break in Iceland when flying across the Atlantic to or from any of its European and North American airports.
In recent years, Iceland has become a hugely popular tourist destination and has regularly featured in travel publications Top 10 list. As the island’s capital, Reykjavik is the main gateway to the island with plenty to do and see for visitors. But the real beauty of Iceland lies outside the city. The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, is one of the main reasons people visit Iceland, particularly during the winter, which is the best time to witness the dazzling natural light display. A dip in one of Iceland’s hot springs and the Blue Lagoon are also a must-do as well, as is a visit to the magnificent Gullfoss waterfall and the Thingvellir national park.