Icelandic carrier WOW air is to launch a new year-round Dublin-Reykjavik service from next summer. WOW will fly three times per week between Dublin and Reykjavik from next June, and will operate the first scheduled service between the two cities, the carrier told. WOW, which started flying in May 2012, is a low-cost carrier that currently operates 16 routes from its home base at Keflavik Airport in Iceland.
WOW air was founded by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, who has a background in technology and telecommunications. WOW air has grown dramatically over the past two years. It carried more than 400,000 passengers last year and is expected to have more than 700,000 passengers in 2014.
WOW air will launch its new Dublin route on June 2, 2015 and will operate the service three times per week using either an Airbus A320 or A319 aircraft. Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with a flight time of approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
The flights will depart Keflavik Airport at 06.20 arriving in Dublin at 09.40, while the return flight will depart Dublin at 12.10, arriving Keflavik at 13.35.
WOW air also runs its own travel agency WOW travel, which specialises in low cost holidays, to and from Iceland. It will offer a range of Icelandic tours and destinations in the Irish market and will also sell package trips to Ireland in Iceland.