WOW is a low-cost, international passenger air carrier based in Iceland. Even if the name is not too familiar, you might remember hearing something about flights from US cities to countries in Europe for around $100.
Well, if you had not put two and two together before, you probably are doing so, now. Indeed, the low-cost, Reykjavik-based WOW air has found great success lately. As a matter of fact, things are going so well for the carrier that they are opening a few more routes.
For one, they will begin offering direct service from Detroit to will begin offering service from Detroit to Europe for $99 in April 2018.
According to WOW air CEO and founder, Skúli Mogensen, “WOW air is very excited to bring our flight services to Detroit. We are proud to partner with Detroit Metropolitan Airport to provide the lowest fares possible over the Atlantic to Michigan travelers. Our goal is to help make international travel truly a possibility for everyone.”
Officials of Wayne County Airport Authority, of course, welcome the airline to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, in Romulus. And WCA Authority CEO Joseph Nardone comments, “Now our region’s business and leisure travelers have more options when they fly to Europe.”
In addition, County officials have been quite quick to praise the addition to the busy Detroit Metro Airport. Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans notes, “Adding another international route will only amplify the impact Detroit Metro Airport has on the regional economy; it’s one of our most important assets. This speaks to the value international airlines continue to see in Metro Detroit. The new service to Europe should help expose even more travelers to all our region has to offer.”
WOW’s first flight from Detroit to Iceland will take travelers to Keflavik Internatioanl Airport, and is scheduled to depart on April 26, 2018. Tickets are already on sale, available on the WOW airline website. The plan, hereafter, is to provide service on the route four days a week—Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday—according to Detroit Metro Airport spokeswoman, Erica Donerson.
It is important to remember, though, that this $99 fare does not include taxes. And neither does the $149 fare from Detroit to other European cities—including Paris, Berlin, Dublin, Amsterdam, London, or Frankfurt—so keep that in mind before you book.