Cork Airport and WOW air hosted a travel event in Cork today ahead of new services to Iceland, US and Canada.
Cork Airport and WOW air hosted an event for local travel agents at the Clayton Hotel in Cork today ahead of the commencement of its services on May 19 next.
Representatives from the Icelandic low-cost carrier spoke with travel operators about its new routes to Reykjavik and onward connections to nine US and Canadian cities.
Those looking to fly transatlantic via Iceland can now access Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Toronto and Washington DC, with fares starting as low as €149 each way.
Daragh Hanratty, Head of Aviation Marketing at Cork Airport said: “Today’s event was a great opportunity for travel agents to hear first-hand the benefits of flying transatlantic with WOW. As well as offering very affordable fares, the connections in Reykjavik are very easy to access. Anyone looking to fly to the East Coast will only have a short stopover in Reykjavik."
Svana Fridriksdóttir, VP Communications at WOW air noted that there has been excellent demand for the services, commenting: “We are delighted at the rate of bookings to-date. We’ve seen a strong demand for our Cork – Reykjavik service and also for the on-bound US connections with Iceland’s only high performance, low-cost airline who delivers that WOW feeling."
WOW air operates a fleet of Airbus A320 serving over 30 destinations across Europe and America. The airline expects to carry over 1.6m passengers this year, with 66,000 seats available from Cork.