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Get swept away by the ‘Windy City’ with WOW air!

Created: 27th Mar 2017

Chicago announced as the airline’s 10th North American destination.

WOW air, Iceland’s only low cost airline, has today announced a new service from the UK to Chicago beginning in July 2017, with fares from just £139*.

Flights will depart from Bristol to Chicago via Reykjavik, bringing the city’s diverse cultural offering, dramatic skyscapes, acclaimed gastronomy and lively sporting scene to UK travellers on a budget. The inaugural service to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) will depart on 13 July 2017, with the service operating four times per week.

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WOW air’s expansion to Chicago builds upon the successful launch of transatlantic services to Pittsburgh, New York, Washington D.C, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and Californian destinations Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. 

Skúli Mogensen, Founder and CEO of WOW air said, “I’m thrilled to add Chicago as our 10th North American destination, offering ultra-low fares to UK travellers who may not have previously considered travel to this exciting city viable. This is our fourth new long haul route announcement in just a few months, bringing our network now up to a total of 32 destinations”

“As the third largest metropolitan area in the US with a record number of visitors last year, there’s never been a better time to visit Chicago and we’re excited to see the response to our new route.” 

The flights from Reykjavik to Chicago will be serviced by WOW air‘s fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft, acclaimed for their wider cabin, low operating costs and excellent fuel efficiency. The total flight time from KEF-OHR will be 6 hours 40 minutes, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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* Based on lowest one way fare on the WOW Basic package, including taxes and charges, booked via Restrictions and booking/baggage fees may apply.