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Published on May 20th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer

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WOW Air launches new service to Cork Airport

Cork Airport  received another boost with the launch of the new WOW Air inaugural service to Reykjavik on Friday 19th May. WOW air will operate four weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the Summer season and three weekly flights during the Winter months. With fares starting at just €59.99 each way, the new service provides excellent value for any passengers looking to explore the Land of Fire and Ice. Connecting fares to the US are also very competitive at just €159.99 each way from Cork to the US East Coast.

Speaking at the arrival of the first flight, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said: “We are delighted to welcome WOW air to Cork, it is fantastic to see yet another new route take off ahead of the busy summer season. Wow is a dynamic, low cost, modern airline headed and founded by a flamboyant entrepreneur, Skúli Mogensen. The aircraft with their distinctive pink livery will fly four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday to Iceland, and then onto ten North American destinations. Wow uses main city airports, for example, their Boston flight flies into Boston Logan and their New York flight flies into Newark Airport. Prices are very competitive and if you look on the website today, you can fly to Iceland for €60 one way and New York and Boston for €160 one way, and even to San Francisco for €170 one way.”

The first WOW Air flight arriving at Cork was Airbus A320NEO, TF-NEO. Photos by Terry Murphy

“Iceland is an amazing and unique country to visit and has become increasingly popular destination for Irish travellers. The people share a lot in common with Ireland and they have a fantastic tourism product, with sights such as the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle. We encourage people to either take two holidays in one, stopping off for a day or two in Iceland en route to the States, or alternatively, grab a coffee in the modern terminal in Reykjavik and jump on a connecting plane to one of the ten destinations. On today’s inaugural flight today, Svana Fridriksdottir, V.P communications is accompanied by a group of U.S and Canadian media who are coming to see our wonderful region, accompanied by Dana Welsh, Tourism Ireland Canada manager”.

More than 2.3 million passengers will travel through Cork Airport this year, flying to top destinations across the UK, continental Europe and from this summer to destinations across the US directly with Norwegian or via Reykjavik with WOW air.

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