Icelandic airline WOW Air are adding a further route between Cork/Dublin and Pittsburgh, PA, to their ever extending transatlantic service for as little as $143.
Beginning in June 2017, the latest addition to the low-cost airline’s Ireland-US routes will run four times a week and include a 65-minute stopover in Reykjavik, Iceland, for those traveling from Dublin and an 80-minute layover for those traveling from Cork.
The airline recently announced the addition of a New York route to begin later this month, which will add to the existing routes between Dublin and Boston, Washington, D.C, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Montréal, and Toronto. A route to Miami, Florida, will also take flight in April 2017.
“The past year has truly solidified our presence in the US,” said Skúli Mogensen, founder, and CEO of WOW Air.
“In the last six months alone we have added San Francisco and Los Angeles to our route network and we look forward to continuing this rate of expansion into 2017.
"Making exciting new destinations accessible for travelers across the world at unbeatable prices is an integral part of our ethos at WOW air.
"Pittsburgh is certainly a destination on the rise and one that will appeal to a wide range of Irish travelers looking to discover somewhere different, so we’re thrilled to add the destination to our route list."
The airline only recently announced its intention to begin Cork to Reykjavik flights in 2017, which would allow cheap connections to a number of US cities. The Icelandic carrier hopes to tap into the demand for transatlantic flights from Cork airport that Norwegian Air International had previously hoped to cater for.
The Norwegian airline still awaits a decision from the US authorities regarding their license to establish transatlantic routes from Cork to New York and Boston. Despite being provisionally approved the license earlier this year, pressure from political groups and trade unions who are concerned that the airline will outsource employees from other countries has led to continued delays in the routes starting date.