The FINANCIAL — Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement by Wow air that it is to increase capacity on its Dublin Reykjavik route by 70% this summer.
Iceland’s low cost airline, will increase the number of flights it operates from three to five flights weekly commencing May 30.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he is delighted to see Wow air expanding its service by 70% for summer 2016.
“There has been excellent demand for Wow air’s Dublin-Reykjavik flights both in Ireland and Iceland and the decision to add an extra return flight every week is clear evidence of the strong market for the route. We look forward to continuing to work closely with WOW to promote this service and to further grow connectivity and choice for our customers.”
Announcing the additional capacity, Skúli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of WOW air said that Ireland has become a key destination in the airline’s flight network, according to Dublin Airport.
“Our Ireland-Iceland service has exceeded our expectations with continued strong bookings on the route since our first Dublin flight only seven months ago. Many Irish are visiting Iceland for short breaks while also flying with us to the US, via Reykjavik.
“In recent weeks, it seems the Northern Lights are a big draw for the Irish and we’re hoping a weekend in Dublin over the coming months will be a hit for the Icelandic. We’re confident that the additional flights this summer will provide more choice for our customers,” he said.
WOW air has carried over 26,000 passengers on its Dublin-Reykjavik service since it first launched in June 2015. Dublin Airport currently has direct flights to over 170 destinations in 38 countries on four continents.