Low-cost Icelandic airline WOW air has announced a new Chicago route, with flights commencing on July 13 from Dublin and Cork.

WOW air, Iceland’s ultra-affordable transatlantic airline, will begin landing in the Windy City July 2017, with the inaugural flight from O’Hare International Airport on July 13, 2016.

The Dublin and Cork to Chicago (O’Hare) route will run four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) all year round via Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital.  Fares start from as little as $150 one way, including taxes and charges.

WOW air flies Dublin to Reykjavik five times weekly, increasing to daily in peak summer times. WOW air recently announced flights to Iceland from Cork Airport, commencing 19 May. Flights connect passengers to nine North America destinations via Reykjavik in addition to Chicago including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, LA, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

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Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, said “We are very pleased to be flying WOW air passengers from Dublin and Cork to the Windy City. Chicago is one of the USA’s most iconic and important cities, and is steeped in history and culture.

“The addition of Chicago to WOW air’s growing list of destinations is part of our ongoing strategy to deliver even greater flexibility and convenience to our passengers, with more connections to North America via our Reykjavik hub.”

Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation, Ginger S. Evans said “This announcement is great news for the City of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. I want to thank WOW air for choosing Chicago as its first central destination in North America.

“This new service is estimated to generate approximately $80 million in annual economic impact for the Chicago region, and will boost tourism and business for both the cities of Chicago and Reykjavík.”

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Posted by IrishCentral.com on Tuesday, March 21, 2017