WOW air opened flights to Cork on 19 May, starting a route from Reykjavik/Keflavik and connections onto 10 destinations in North America. Seen promoting the new service to Iceland, and the onward connections is Niall MacCarthy, MD Cork Airport, who was then joined by Cork County Mayor Cllr. Seamus McGrath and Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork City Cllr. Joe Kavanagh to greet the first passengers from Reykjavik/Keflavik. Cork also made a cake, with the delight being photographed alongside: Liam Campbell, Failte Ireland; Aaron Mansworth, GM Cork International Hotel; Deirdre Clune, MEP; Neill Grant, Celtic Ross Hotel; Thomas McHugh, Cork Chamber of Commerce and MacCarthy. Also getting her snap with the cake was Svana Fridriksdottir, VP Communications, WOW air.
- WOW air has begun its second route to Ireland by beginning a three times weekly service between its Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) hub and Cork (ORK). WOW air, which began the route on 19 May, will operate the 1,579-kilometre sector year-round, with the LCC offering four weekly flights during the summer (from 11 June) and three times weekly during the winter. Speaking at the launch event, Niall MacCarthy, MD Cork Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome WOW air to Cork, it is fantastic to see yet another new route take off ahead of the busy summer season. WOW air is a dynamic, low-cost, modern airline headed and founded by a flamboyant entrepreneur, Skúli Mogensen. Not only is it opening Cork to Iceland, but offers great connections from Iceland onto 10 destinations in North America.” Also commenting on the inaugural launch, Svana Fridriksdóttir, VP Communications WOW air said: “We are very pleased to add Cork Airport to our expanding route network. Iceland has proved hugely popular with Irish passengers and we’re delighted to be able to expand our services in Ireland by offering passenger direct flights from Cork to Reykjavik/Keflavik.” WOW air will operate the route on its fleet of A320s, with no other carrier providing direct competition. Along with Cork, WOW air also serves Dublin, a city that it operates to five times weekly. See how Cork Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.