Wow Air brings in A321s for new transatlantic routes

Wow Air brings in A321s for new transatlantic routes

Icelandic low-cost airline Wow Air has leased two Airbus A321s for use on new transatlantic routes to Boston and Washington DC.

The aircraft will be delivered in mid-March with a single-class 200-seat configuration.

They will enter service on the airline’s routes from Reykjavik to Boston on March 27 and Washington on May 8.

Based on average usage, each aircraft will produce up to 12,000 tonnes less of CO2 than an equivalent Boeing 757 per year.

Wow Air founder and chief executive Skúli Mogensen said: “We’re very proud to be adding these new A321 aircraft to our growing fleet of aircraft.

“Their low fuel consumption and state of the art cabin in a 200 seat configuration will offer our passengers a very comfortable journey at unbeatable prices.

“We are now ready to continue our rapid growth as the first true low cost carrier offering flights across the Atlantic via Iceland.

Airbus chief operating officer, customers, John Leahy, said: “The A321 is a very popular aircraft that will fit seamlessly into Wow Air’s all-Airbus fleet.

“The aircraft will allow Wow Air to grow on important routes across the Atlantic and pick-up market share using the most modern, efficient and productive single aisle airliner in the world’.’

The new North American services will link with the airline’s routes from destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Dublin.

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