WOW air ups the ante to the UK and US

WOW air London Stansted

WOW air made London Stansted its second UK capital airport on 25 April, the day it began a daily A321-operated service from Reykjavik/Keflavik. The route complements the LCC’s existing twice-daily service to London Gatwick. Among those posing with the most recently acquired aircraft to join the airline’s fleet, TF-DOG, in-keeping with the carrier’s tradition of naming its aircraft after family members, are: Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air (second-left); Martin Jones, Commercial Director, London Stansted (third-left); and Mats Sigurdson, Aviation Director, London Stansted (second-right).

WOW air introduced flights to Detroit on 25 April, with celebrations at the US airports including cake and balloons. The 4,480-kilometre sector from Reykjavik/Keflavik will be flown four times weekly on the carrier’s fleet of A321s, of which it currently has 13 in its fleet. The city pair is presently not flown by another airline.

  • WOW air introduced three new airports to its ever-growing network from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) this week, namely Detroit (DTW), London Stansted (STN) and New York JFK (JFK). The former two launched on 25 April, while the latter service to JFK began the following day. While both 1,883- and 4,160-kilometre sectors to Stansted and JFK will be flown daily on the airline’s A321s, complementing its existing services to London Gatwick and New York Newark respectively, services on the 4,480-kilometre route to Detroit will operate four times weekly. Detroit services will also see A321 operations, with WOW air presently having 13 of the aircraft type in service. While easyJet does offer a winter seasonal service between Stansted and the Iceland hub, only the JFK flights will see direct competition this summer. Icelandair already offers 11 weekly flights, while Delta Air Lines serves the route five times weekly, with both incumbents flying the route on their 757 fleets. WOW air’s next US launches will take place over the coming weeks, with it adding Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth and St. Louis to its network. See how Detroit Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world. 

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