On Monday, WOW Air announced it would offer a limited number of $69 tickets for flights from the US to Europe.
“It is WOW air’s goal to consistently offer the lowest prices available for transatlantic travel,” Skuli Mogensen, the founder and CEO of the Icelandic low-cost carrier, said in a statement. “Our mission is to enable everybody to fly and I think with these incredible prices we are making that dream a reality.”
The sale includes flights from Boston, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami to Paris; Brussels; Stockholm; Dublin; Berlin; London; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Edinburgh, Scotland.
All flights will include a layover at WOW’s home base in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The $69 tickets go on sale Monday for travel between September and November. There will only be about 1,800 tickets available.
However, there’s a major catch: The ultra-discount fares apply only to one-way flights from the US to Europe, but to access these fares, passengers must book a round-trip ticket with WOW. This means passengers couldn’t shop around for a discounted fare on another airline for the return flight.
Even with a full-fare ticket for the flight from Europe, WOW Air’s overall low-cost model means the total cost will remain a relative bargain – provided you have a flexible schedule, travel light, and bring your own in-flight dining and entertainment.
Founded in 2011, WOW Air operates a fleet of new Airbus A320-family and A330 jets to 32 destinations around the world.
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