Wow Air Adds $99 Nonstop Transatlantic Flights from Pittsburgh Spring 2017

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Iceland’s WOW air will offer roundtrip services from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

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“We are honored to be the seventh U.S. market selected by WOW for service to the airline’s more than 20 international destinations," said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis.

Following a successful year of new flight destinations from North America, one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines WOW air will continue to offer easy and low-cost ways for Americans to travel to Europe by soon adding Pittsburgh to the growing list of destinations.

The affordable transatlantic airline will begin nonstop flights from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) to Iceland for as low as $99* one-way including taxes. For only $149.99*, travellers can continue their trip to WOW air’s other European destinations including London, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris and Dublin.

Tickets go on sale today, November 7, 2016.

Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air said, “Making exciting new destinations accessible for travellers across the world at unbeatable prices is an integral part of our ethos at WOW air. Pittsburgh is certainly a destination on the rise and one that will appeal to a wide range of European travellers looking to discover somewhere different, so we’re thrilled to add the destination to our route list.”

Service from PIT to and from Iceland will start at four days a week with connecting flights on to other available European destinations. The inaugural flight from Pittsburgh will be on June 16, 2017.

“I’m thrilled to welcome WOW air as Pittsburgh International Airport’s next international carrier with service to Europe,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “Our recent growth and momentum at Pittsburgh International is matching the momentum and growth of our region. WOW recognized Pittsburgh’s pent-up demand for air service to Europe, and the airline’s ultra-low cost fares will greatly enhance travellers’ options.”

WOW air’s continued development across the United States follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from 21 European destinations the east coast in early 2015 and the start of service this summer from San Francisco and Los Angeles, with fares as low as $99 including taxes. The existing U.S. services now operates year-round and maintains consistent carrier loads of 90 percent plus.

“We are excited to once again have year-round transatlantic service with easy access to Europe,” Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis said. “We are honored to be the seventh U.S. market selected by WOW for service to the airline’s more than 20 international destinations.”

The new PIT route will be serviced by the A321 aircraft, which will each carry 220 passengers in a single-class configuration. Seat pitch will vary from 30 inches as standard to 34 inches at an additional charge.

For more additional information please visit http://www.wowair.com

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About WOW air
WOW air is Iceland’s only low-cost airline and the most punctual, with 92 percent of flights arriving on time in 2014. WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of fall 2016, the airline will service 31 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen. Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline currently operates six Airbus A321 aircraft and recently purchased an additional four. WOW air´s fleet also consists of three Airbus A330-300 planes and two A 320-200 planes. By the end of 2017 the fleet will consist of 17 aircraft with the average age of the whole fleet only 2.5 years. WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. For additional information and bookings please visit http://www.wowair.com.

Contact:

Kara Joyce
Washington D.C.
kjoyce(at)webreshandwick.com
410 558 2134

Anna Romano
California
aromano(at)webershandwick.com
310 854 8296

WOW air corporate
Svana Fridriksdóttir
VP Communications
svana(at)wow.is    
354 695 9359

*Based on lowest one-way fare from Pittsburgh to Iceland including taxes and charges, booked on http://www.wowair.com. Available for travel from PIT on Mondays from June 19 through June 26 and September 4 through October 23, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.

*Based on lowest one-way fare from Pittsburgh to Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Berlin including taxes and charges, booked on http://www.wowair.com. Available for travel from PIT on Wednesdays from June 21 through June 28 and September 6 through October 25, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.

*Based on lowest one-way fare from Pittsburgh to Stockholm, Brussels, Dublin, Edinburgh, London and Cork including taxes and charges, booked on http://www.wowair.com. Available for travel from PIT on Sundays from June 18 through June 25 and September 3 through October 22, 2017. Restrictions and baggage fees may apply.

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