WOW air Announces Service to Orlando from $99 One-Way
On Wednesday, WOW air announced they will begin service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) starting on December 18th, 2018. The route will run seasonally, three times weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays departing to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays coming to Orlando. The route is planned to run through April.
The airline will use brand new Airbus A321neo aircraft on the Orlando route, which at 3,534 miles will be towards the maximum length these can fly.
“We are thrilled to launch our service to and from Orlando this December giving Floridians the chance to experience magical winters and beautiful springs in Europe for an affordable price,” said Skúli Mogensen, CEO, and Founder of WOW air. “Passengers will also have the opportunity to take advantage of the WOW Stopover and make the most of their layover time by staying in Iceland for as long as they wish. It gives travelers the flexibility to break up a long-haul journey while taking in everything Iceland has to offer on their way to Europe, all on the same trip.”
This new route is now bookable on WOW Air’s website, and fares start at just $99 one-way, based on a roundtrip purchase.
I did some quick searching on this new route and was able to find availability for $99 one-way which is a WOW, basic fare. This doesn’t include a carry-on bag or seat assignment, food, etc.
When you opt for their fares that include some of these things, you start hitting price points you can certainly find on other carriers offering more for the same price. When flying WOW, it is important to run the numbers before booking and to make sure you know exactly what is included with whatever fare you are purchasing.
WOW air’s entry into the Orlando market is an interesting development as it is obviously a huge vacation destination for European travelers. New routes are ultimately good for the consumer as they increase competition and keep prices down.
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