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WOW adds another US city to its network

Iceland’s low-cost carrier now flies to fifteen North American destinations via Reykjavik.

WOW air, Iceland’s fast-growing but still loss-making low-cost airline, has announced it will operate flights to Orlando in Florida from Europe, via Reykjavik, beginning this December.

The new route will operate three times a week from December 18 to the end of April, giving passengers “a short layover in Reykjavik”.

The airline added flights to Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St Louis and Dallas earlier in 2018 and now flies to 15 North American destinations.

Orlando is best known as the home of several world-famous theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Orlando.

The airline also points out that “the city offers shopping options that encapsulate everything from factory outlets and malls to bespoke boutiques and downtown stores, as well as a range of museums, theatres and cultural attractions”.

Connecting Ireland
Orlando “enjoys great weather year-round”, the airline adds, with average December highs of 23 degrees Celsius. WOW air is in particular aiming the Orlando route at Irish and UK passengers “looking to escape the winter gloom”, with flights leaving from Dublin, Edinburgh and London Gatwick.

With the high number of theme and water parks in the city, Orlando is known as one of the best destinations in the world for family holidays,” said Svanhvít Fridriksdóttir, director of communications.

“However, what people may not know is that Orlando has a range of great options for those travelling solo, as couples or in groups. There are more than a 150 golf courses, innovative ecotourism adventures, world class shopping and nightlife, and a range of culture and art to discover.”

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