Travellers will be happy to learn that WOW Air is expanding its repertoire of destinations. Iceland’s economy airline plans to add Los Angeles and San Francisco to its list of North American cities–alongside Montreal, Boston, and Washington–starting in the summer of 2016. Flights will be direct from Keflavík International Airport.
Los Angeles has never before been this accessible from Iceland. WOW will offer four trips per week to LA and five to San Francisco. Flights back will have connections to Scandinavia, the UK, and other European locations. The journey is a long one—over 6,000 kilometers to either one of the west coast cities. WOW will employ aircraft specifically designed for long-distance travel, the Airbus A330-300. These massive planes hold room for up to 440 passengers. In order to give passengers more legroom however, the founder and CEO of WOW, Skúli Mogensen, has stated that the planes will only have 340 seats.
Customers will be able to start planning their west coast tours and purchasing tickets from WOW in early 2016.