Icelandic airline WOW air has confirmed it will begin flying to the Californian destinations of Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) in June with both routes available to book now from £139 one way.
Flights to San Francisco will begin on 9 June while those to Los Angeles will commence on 15 June, available to book from London Gatwick and Bristol, WOW air’s latest UK departure point. The flights, via Reykjavik (KEF), will operate four times a week to Los Angeles with five weekly flights to San Francisco, all year round.
Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “The addition of Los Angeles and San Francisco to our rapidly expanding network is a game changer for WOW air as we cement ourselves as the industry leader in the ultra-low-cost long haul category. We always aim to be the cheapest flight provider on the routes we fly to and with the £139 fare between the UK and California we have accomplished this once again.
“Our low fares and service with a smile have been integral to our success and we expect that these new routes, at this price, will continue to excite guests from the UK and leave them asking where WOW air will fly next.”
WOW air’s expansion to California follows the successful launch of transatlantic services from the UK to Boston and Washington DC in early 2015 and the announcement that the airline would begin flying to Montreal and Toronto in May 2016 – all via Iceland and with fares from £99.