Do you think it’s expensive to go to the US? Think again! Wow air launches £99 tickets from London to New York.
- The bargain basement tickets are available from Icelandic carrier Wow air
- The fare has been launched to celebrate its new service from Stansted to JFK
- It’s claimed by the airline that the fare is less than the cost of the taxes
If travellers thought they needed big bucks to fly to the Big Apple, they can think again, because an airline has just launched a £99 London to New York fare.
The bargain basement tickets are available from Icelandic carrier Wow air.
It says that the fare is less than the cost of the taxes – so it’s essentially paying for passengers to fly.
The fare has been launched to celebrate its new service from Stansted to JFK International, via Reykjavik, which begins on April 2018.
Due to the UK having the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline’s £99 offering is £24 less than the sheer cost of getting every passenger on their way.
The airline said: ‘Whether travellers are seeking family vacations, romantic getaways or individual adventures, the incredible value flights will bring the city that never sleeps even closer.’
‘We are proud to constantly be lowering fares across the Atlantic, enabling more people to fly in our brand new aircraft and to experience the world,’ commented Skúli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of WOW air. ‘Air Passenger Duty in the UK is one of the highest in the world and we would love to change this. These low fares make a statement and allow our passengers to fly affordably.’
Already operating a route to Newark Liberty International Airport, the airline also currently offers routes to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Washington D.C. and Californian destinations Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.
The airline announced new routes earlier this year to Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati commencing April 2018, which link up with its new Stansted service.
At the tail end of May, the airline will also be increasing the frequency of its daily service to Newark, bringing the total number of flights to 13 per week from 29 May 2018.
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We’re going to be travelling with Wow air between the UK and the US in early December so follow us for an update on how the flight was!
Unfortunately we won’t be able to avail ourselves from such a cheap rate though 🙂