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21 Dec 2018

BY Olivia Rook


Wow Air to switch Gatwick flight to Stansted

Icelandic carrier Wow Air is to move its Gatwick flight to Stansted from March 31, 2019.


A new service will be introduced at Stansted on March 31, which will see daily flights to Keflavik, Iceland depart at 11.20am. This will allow passengers to make onward connections to the US and Canada.


To mark the move, Wow Air has released special fares to Iceland, starting from £29.99. It is also offering one-way flights to select US and Canadian destinations, such as Boston and Toronto, from £149.99.


Mats Sigurdson, Stansted’s aviation director, said: “We’re delighted that Wow Air has chosen to base its London operation at Stansted airport.


“We saw really high demand over the summer from passengers choosing Wow’s flights to Reykjavik and beyond to destinations across the United States, and inbound tourism to London and the east of England.


“We look forward to welcoming more Wow Air passengers to Stansted airport early next year.”


Wow Air’s Gatwick schedule will remain unchanged until March 31, 2019. Wow introduced its first route from Stansted to Keflavik in April 2018, which operated during the summer.


The airline also announced that it will reintroduce its seasonal Edinburgh-Keflavik route, with flights starting in June 2019. Flights will operate three times a week, and will ensure time for transatlantic connections.


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