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Flights from Iceland to New York at All-Time High

With tourism in Iceland growing exponentially in popularity among Americans, so have flights to and from the island nation. Historically, the country’s flag carrier Icelandair has been provided the bulk of the service from Iceland to the United States, as it has the home-field advantage and a singular hub. However, the airline’s stronghold on even its most popular routes has been waning due to increased competition from Icelandic WOW air, unsurprisingly, but also from American carriers realizing the potential in…

Dallas/Fort Worth to Keflavik: Classic Competition and Hometown Pride

In the evening of May 24, a bright purple Airbus A330-300 touched down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The aircraft, registered TF-WOW, is one of two of the type flying for Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air. After taxiing into the Terminal D ramp, pilots tucked the aircraft into a hardstand…

WOW Air Set to Start Operations to India

The Iceland-based low-cost-carrier WOW Air is expected to announce on May 15 the beginning of its long-haul operations to Delhi, India, showing the strength of its Reykjavik hub. Initially planned to start in 2019, the company will announce the opening of up to 15 routes to Asia, taking advantage of the…

Low-Cost Airlines Crossing the Pond: WOW air

Since the introduction of numerous low-cost airlines to the transatlantic market, access to Europe has never been easier or cheaper. New fuel-efficient aircraft and low-cost business models have allowed for increased competition among low-cost carriers, with more and more starting up every year. This series will serve to give an in-depth…

Stansted to Become London’s Fastest Growing Airport in 2018

It's set to be a busy summer at London's Stansted (STN) Airport. Already the U.K.'s fourth busiest airport, passenger numbers are anticipated to rise by around 12 percent on 2017's figures, making it by far the capital's fastest growing airport. Despite actually being situated in the county of Essex, approximately…

New Faces and New Places: How International Travel Options Have…

With 2018 now upon us and second decade of the 21st century starting to draw to a close, one might claim that this decade was not kind to U.S. aviation. The merger mania that dominated the early portion of the decade saw airlines like US Airways, Continental, and AirTran disappear from…

The Hero We Never Expected: The Rise of the Airbus…

When I was younger, I sought to fly on as many aircraft types as I possibly could. As an infrequent flyer at the time, every new plane I flew on was special. Planning my future travel and thinking back on my younger self, I am reminded of one aircraft that…

WOW Air Launches Flights to JFK

WOW Air has just announced its latest U.S destination: the Big Apple. The airline plans to commence flights to New York (JFK) on April 26, 2018. The flight between Reykjavik and JFK is scheduled to be just over six hours and will be flown daily. WOW Air will join Delta…

Icelandair Lands at DFW, Direct Challenge to WOW Air

On Thursday another Reykjavik based carrier, Icelandair, announced nonstop flights to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), one of Texas’ largest and busiest metroplexes. The airline is second to announce flights to Keflavik International Airport after WOW Air announced DFW as it’s thirteenth US destination on September 6. Icelandair will…

WOW Air Adds Four New U.S. Destinations: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit,…

Already famous for its $99 international flights, WOW Air again made headlines on Wednesday when it announced flights to four new destinations in the U.S. The airline plans to launch flights to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, and St. Louis next spring. WOW will fly four flights a week on the Airbus…