WOW air offers £99 flights to New York
WOW air is offering transatlantic fares from London to New York for less than the cost of the taxes to celebrate a new service to the Big Apple’s JFK International.
The low-cost airline is bringing back its £99 fares to mark the occasion, with fares now on sale for the new route (via Reykjavik) beginning April 2018. Due to the UK having the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline’s £99 offering is £24 less than the cost of getting every passenger on their way.
Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air, said: “We are proud to constantly be lowering fares across the Atlantic, enabling more people to fly in our brand new aircraft and to experience the world.
“Air Passenger Duty in the UK is one of the highest in the world and we would love to change this. These low fares make a statement and allow our passengers to fly affordably.”
The airline already operates flights to Newark Liberty International Airport, as well as routes to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. It also announced new routes earlier this year to Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati commencing April 2018, which link up with its new Stansted service.
It will also be increasing the frequency of its daily service to Newark at the end of May next year, bringing the total number of flights to 13 per week from 29 May 2018.