WOW Air to Launch Service Between Chicago and Reykjavik
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Good news for Midwest-based travelers looking for cheap transatlantic flights — today, WOW Air announced that it’s launching nonstop service between Chicago’s O’Hare Airport (ORD) and Reykjavik (KEF), allowing passengers to have the option to then connect to WOW’s network throughout Europe.
WOW will launch 4x weekly service from the Windy City to Iceland beginning July 13, 2017, with fares starting at $99 one-way. For example, this one-way fare from ORD to KEF, which costs $99 (including taxes and fees) in September:
Flyers originating in Chicago can book flights to other cities throughout Europe, such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Copenhagen and more, via KEF with fares starting at $149 one-way.
The new route between Chicago and Iceland will operate four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights will be operated by the carrier’s A321 aircraft, which feature seats with 30 inches of pitch or 34 inches of pitch for an additional fee. Check out our review from a low-cost WOW flight from Boston (BOS) to KEF so you have an idea of what to expect.
With the addition of Chicago to its US route network, the low-cost carrier now serves seven US cities: Miami (MIA), Pittsburgh (PIT), New York (EWR), Baltimore (BWI), Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). In addition, the carrier serves two other North American destinations, Montreal (YUL) and Toronto (YYZ). Keep in mind, however, that WOW Air is a low-cost carrier that charges for things that you might be used to getting for free on other carriers, such as seat assignments, meals, checked baggage and more.
Overall, this is great news for Chicago-based flyers, who now have a low-cost option for flights originating out of the city to Europe. Even for flyers based in other Midwest cities, the trip to Chicago could be worth it in order to take advantage of these sometimes unbeatable fares. And with plenty to see and do in Iceland, there’s now an easier way for Chicago-based travelers to get there.
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