WOW air

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WOW air
Logo wow air.png
IATA
WW
ICAO
WOW
Callsign
WOW AIR
Founded November 2011
Commenced operations 31 May 2012
Operating bases Keflavík International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 17
Headquarters Reykjavík, Iceland
Key people Skúli Mogensen (CEO)
Website www.wowair.com

WOW air is an Icelandic low-cost carrier that was founded in November 2011 and describes itself as “the airline with the biggest smile and lowest prices”. The airline operates services to a total of 20 destinations in Europe and the USA.[1]

History[edit]

The airline has grown rapidly, doubling in size since its first year of operation. In 2012, WOW air carried around 90,000 passengers, and in 2013, that number had risen to some 450,000 passengers. It is estimated that for 2014, 720,000 passengers will travel with WOW air. WOW air currently employs around 170 people, most of whom have experience in the tourism and airline industry.[1]

The airline's main base is Keflavík International Airport. Its headquarters are in Reykjavík, Iceland.[2]

In October 2012, WOW air acquired Iceland Express's operations and network. Iceland Express operated to several destinations in Europe and North America utilising leased equipment. At the end of October 2012 following the acquisition of its operations, flights to Gatwick and Copenhagen saw frequency increases, as well as new services to Berlin-Schönefeld, Kaunas, Salzburg and Warsaw Chopin, Kaunas has since been dropped replaced by existing services to Vilnius.[1]

WOW air runs the travel agency WOW travel, which specialises in low-cost holidays both to and from Iceland. The company offers a wide range of destinations, hotels, and tours. WOW regards itself as a holiday guru for Iceland as a destination.

Destinations[edit]

 Austria
 Denmark
 France
 Germany
 Iceland
 Ireland
 Italy
 Lithuania
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Spain
 United Kingdom
 United States

Investors and management[edit]

WOW air was founded by entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, whose extensive business background is largely in technology and telecoms in Iceland, Europe, and North America. The sole owner of WOW air is Titan, an investment company owned by Skúli Mogensen, who is the company CEO and sits on the five-person board of directors.

Fleet[edit]

WOW air Airbus A320

The WOW air fleet includes the following aircraft,[1] with an average fleet age of 5.4 years (as of 2 February 2014):[3]

WOW air Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-232 3 3[1] 180 2 leased from Air Via, 1 operated by Avion Express
Airbus A321 0 2 tbc

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "WOW air". anna.aero. 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Get in touch - wowiceland.co.uk "WOW air Katrínartún 12, 105 Reykjavík"
  3. ^ Fleet Details at planespotters.net

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