Cutting the ribbon to mark the start of the airline’s new service to San Francisco were WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen and CEO of Keflavik International Airport operator Isavia, Björn Óli Hauksson. The inaugural A330-300 service touched down in California a couple of hours late according to Flightradar24.com, possibly due to the impact of Iceland’s recent air traffic controller strike. The new, five times weekly service faces no competition from any other carrier.
- WOW air has begun service to the US West Coast. On 9 June, the LCC used one of its newly acquired A330-300s to begin five times weekly service from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) to San Francisco (SFO). The 6,745-kilometre route is not served by any other carrier. WOW air already serves Boston and Baltimore/Washington in the US, while Los Angeles flights begin this week. Skúli Mogensen, sole owner and CEO of WOW air, said: “I'm thrilled to be aboard the first WOW air flight to San Francisco, and to start connecting the beautiful American West Coast with Iceland and the rest of Europe at super low fares. The feedback so far on both our SFO and LAX flights has been fantastic and it’s clear that there is a lot of demand for a quality low-cost offering between California and Europe on a year-round basis.”