Edinburgh Airport welcomed the arrival of WOW air on 17 July in traditional Scottish bagpipe playing form, with the Icelandic LCC offering twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) flights from Reykjavik/Keflavik. Edinburgh becomes the third UK destination for WOW air after Bristol and London Gatwick.
- WOW air became the second carrier to link Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) with Edinburgh (EDI) on 17 July when it commenced twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) flights between the two cities. The 1,382-kilometre sector between the Icelandic and Scottish capitals is already served by easyJet’s twice-weekly operation. Flown on the Icelandic carrier’s A321s, WOW air’s service has an advantage over easyJet by being able to offer onward connections to North America. Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, said of the carrier’s arrival into Edinburgh: “It’s an extremely proud moment to see the first WOW air flight set off from the runway at Edinburgh Airport. As our third departure point in the UK, the commencement of this route signifies our continued growth in the UK and our aim to improve accessibility between the nation and Iceland. We look forward to welcoming Scottish holidaymakers on board over the course of the summer, on route to memorable adventures in Iceland, the US and Canada.” Edinburgh becomes the third destination for the carrier in the UK, with it also serving London Gatwick and Bristol, with the latter having launched on 13 May. When the carrier launched back in the summer of 2012 it also served London Stansted, but this service only lasted for a single season. In total WOW air will serve 26 destinations from its Icelandic hub this summer, of which 20 are in Europe and six are in North America.