WOW air, Iceland’s low-cost transatlantic airline, has announced new daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Keflavik International Airport (KEF), making it easier than ever to travel to Europe from the United States’ West Coast.
After the announcement of its entry into the U.S. West Coast market in January 2016, WOW air’s services began this past June. Currently, the airline has flights from San Francisco to Iceland available five days a week, while service from LAX scheduled four days a week.
Fares from LAX and SFO to Reykjavik will begin starting at $99, including taxes. Tickets including a one-hour stopover in Iceland that allows travelers to continue to one of WOW air’s 31 European destinations, like Amsterdam, Paris, and London, are available now starting at $179 one way.
All California routes are serviced by Airbus A330-300 aircrafts, which are the first wide-body planes in the WOW air fleet. Each carries 350 passengers in a single-class configuration, and seat pitch will vary from a standard 30 inches to 34 inches for an additional charge.
Since its launch in November 2011, WOW air now connects 31 destinations between the U.S. and Europe with Iceland’s capital city. The airline’s annual passenger capacity, which was approximately 840,000 in 2015, is projected to more than double during 2016 to over 1.8 million travelers.