Yesterday, WOW Air announced new service from Orlando to Iceland, with connections to Europe and India. The new service begins in December, with intro fares starting at $99 one-way to Iceland and $149 one-way to Europe. Roundtrip fares start at $329.
WOW Air to Fly from Orlando to Iceland, Europe, and India
After ending service from Miami in April, this marks a return to Florida for Wow Air. The airline will compete directly with Icelandair from Orlando and there are sure to be fare wars between the two airlines in the future. As we've seen in other markets where both WOW Air and Icelandair fly, the major US carriers will likely lower fares to Europe in response.
WOW Air has the advantage if you'd like to add a free stopover in Iceland on your way to or from Europe. And if you need a cheap one-way flight, WOW Air is often the best bet, while the major airlines usually require a roundtrip purchase for the lowest fares. Keep in mind that WOW Air follows the ultra-low-cost business model and only includes a small personal item in its basic fare. Everything else is extra.
New service on WOW Air begins December 19, 2018, and flights will operate 3x weekly. During the holiday travel period, flights will depart Orlando (MCO) on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, returning from Reykjavik (KEF) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. This schedule will change starting January 8, 2019, with departures from Orlando on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, returning from Reykjavik on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Intro fares start at $99 one-way to Iceland, $149 one-way to Europe, and $399 one-way to India. The return flight will cost a bit more, and roundtrip flights start at $329. Intro fares are available between mid-January and March. MyWOW fares require signing up for a free membership.
There is no expiration date and prices may jump at any time.
New WOW Air service from Orlando includes:
WOW basic fares only include one small personal item up to 22 lbs. Carry-on bag fees start around $40-$50 each way when purchased during booking. Checked bag fees start around $50-$70 each way. Wow also sells a few different bundled fare options should you wish to purchase multiple extras at a discount.