Wow Air reports sharp increase in June carryings

Wow Air reports sharp increase in June carryings

The introduction of low-fare transatlantic routes and an expanded European network has led to a sharp rise in carryings at Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air.

June passenger numbers rose by 49% year-on-year to 83,000 with an improved load factor of 84%, up eight percentage points.

The airline started flying to Boston and Baltimore-Washington in March and May respectively.

Other new routes have been launched from Keflavik to Billund, Dublin, Rome and Tenerife in addition to existing services to Gatwick, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.

Wow air operates six aircraft, including a new Airbus A321 added to the fleet to operate the US routes.

Chief executive and founder, Skúli Mogensen, said: “I am very happy with these substantially higher passenger load factors, given with the huge increase in our network over the past year.

“Based on the wonderful reception we have received, it is clear that we will continue to expand and add more destinations next year on both sides of the Atlantic.”


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