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Bristol to be connected to North America with new £99 WOW air route!

Created: 24th Nov 2015

Low-cost airline to offer the cheapest transatlantic flights for travellers in SW England and Wales.


Bristol is to become WOW air’s second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America. Tickets for flights beginning 13 May 2016 are now on sale from just £39 to Reykjavik and £99 to the USA and Canada.

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Passengers travelling through will then have a short stopover before continuing on to one of the airline’s North American destinations - Boston, Washington D.C., Montreal¹, Toronto¹, Los Angeles² or San Francisco².

Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “As one of our strongest markets we are delighted to continue to grow WOW air’s presence in the UK. Bringing our ultra-low-cost transatlantic model to Bristol will make flying to the US and Canada much easier for those in the South West and Wales. We hope our low fares will give holidaymakers in these areas the chance to travel further afield than previously planned, whilst enjoying great service, delivered with a smile.”

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Office at Bristol Airport, said: “We are thrilled that WOW air has chosen Bristol as its first UK regional airport, providing low cost flights to the USA and Canada via the world-class Reykjavik hub.

“Currently, over a million people a year travel between the South West and Wales and North America, including an estimated 250,000 inbound visitors. Until now, the majority have flown to and from London airports to do so, clocking up additional time and costs in the process. This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights to several American destinations, including Los Angeles and Washington D.C., giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local.”

Bristol becomes the airline’s 25th destination following the announcement of Canadian and Californian routes in October and November respectively. Launched in November 2011, WOW air’s annual passenger capacity will more than double in 2016 to over 1.8 million, up from approximately 840,000 in 2015.

A320 aircraft will operate the Bristol to Reykjavik flight with single-class A321 and A330-300 aircraft operating the routes between Iceland and North America. Standard seat pitch is 30 inches with the option to increase this to 34 inches on the North American legs of the journey for an additional charge.

Flight Number Destination Time Day of the week
06:20 – 09:10 UTC / 06:20 – 10:10 Local
Mon – Wed – Fri
11:00 – 14:00 UTC / 12:00 – 14:00 Local
Mon – Wed – Fri
For more information on flights to Iceland and North America please visit

¹ Flights to Canada begin in May 2016 - Montreal on 12 May and Toronto on 20 May
² Flights to California begin in June 2016 with fares on sale from January 2016