A polemic airline based in Iceland is making headlines thanks to its extremely affordable transatlantic flights.
WOW Air is a budget air carrier that made history in 2015 with $99 flights to Reykjavik from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. This year, WOW Air is adding a second European destination besides exotic and frosty Iceland. A press release by the airline indicates that its executives have reached an agreement with Cork Airport in Ireland so that American travelers can fly for just $159.99.
The one-way airfare to Ireland will be available in the summer of 2017, one of the best times to visit the picturesque Cork, which is billed as an emerging ecotourism destination.
Located in the Irish countryside, Cork is known as a tranquil destination filled with rolling hills covered with wildflowers. Some of the attractions in the area include the mythical Blarney Stone, which is meant to be kissed so that one obtains the gift of gab and flattery. There are also whiskey tours, picturesque taverns and quaint town squares.
The U.S. airports included in this promotion include: Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco. Interested travelers should start making reservations now for departure next year. The airline expects to offer flights four times a week.
WOW Air has been recognized by the government of Iceland as a driving force behind the country’s nascent tourism industry.
In the past, Iceland was lucky to get a few hundred American visitors per year; these days, the Nordic country gets a few thousand tourists who arrive during its short and lovely warm season. WOW Air executives are working on adding more European destinations before 2020.