Posted on: 25 November 2015 by Mark Howells
From 13 May, 2016, Bristol will become WOW air’s second UK departure point for flights to Reykjavik, where passengers can connect onwards to North American destinations including Boston, Washington DC, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
tThe Bristol–Reykjavik route will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on WOW Air’s Airbus A320 aircraft, with single-class A321 and A330-300 aircraft operating the routes between Iceland and North America.tt“As one of our strongest markets we are delighted to continue to grow WOW air’s presence in the UK,” Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, remarked. “Bringing our ultra-low-cost transatlantic model to Bristol will make flying to the US and Canada much easier for those in the South West and Wales. We hope our low fares will give holidaymakers in these areas the chance to travel further afield than previously planned, whilst enjoying great service, delivered with a smile.”tt“We are thrilled that WOW air has chosen Bristol as its first UK regional airport, providing low cost flights to the USA and Canada via the world-class Reykjavik hub,” added Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s CEO. “Currently, over a million people a year travel between the South West and Wales and North America, including an estimated 250,000 inbound visitors. Until now, the majority have flown to and from London airports to do so, clocking up additional time and costs in the process. This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights, giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local.”ttBristol is WOW air’s 25th destination following the announcement of new services to Canada and California in October and November respectively. The carrier hopes its annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.