WOW Air to boost service at BWI by 45 percent next summer

WASHINGTON — Low-cost Iceland-based airline WOW Air is boosting its summer service at BWI Marshall Airport by 45 percent to meet what it anticipates will be increased demand for the busy 2018 travel season.

Between May 18, 2018 and Sept. 16, 2018, WOW will operate 11 flights per week between BWI Marshall and Keflavik International Airport, outside its hometown Reykjavik.

From there, it offers connecting service to several European cities.

To mark the expanded service next summer, WOW is offering BWI Marshall to Reykjavik nonstop trips for as little as $99 one way. And fares from BWI Marshall, with connecting service, to London, Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Frankfurt starting at $149 one way.

“The large demand for Icelandic and European travel has allowed continued growth from BWI to KEF,” said Skúli Mogensen, WOW Air’s founder and CEO.

“We’re humbled and thrilled to offer more ultra-low-cost flight opportunities to our loyal customers, and hope to make it possible for many more people to travel to Iceland and on to Europe.”

Starting in May, WOW will operate two daily flights from BWI Marshall on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and one daily flight on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

WOW began service to BWI Marshall in May 2015 with four seasonal round trips dailies. It operates year-round service now.

Six-year-old WOW Air serves 38 destinations across the U.S. and Europe now, and says it flew 1.7 million passengers last year, an increase of 130 percent from 2015.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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