WOW Air, the low-cost Icelandic airline, plans to add more seasonal flights to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer, the airline announced Wednesday.
The airline will offer twice-daily service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays — as well as once-daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — from May 18 until Sept. 16. It’s a 45 percent increase in service at BWI for the airline, which now flies once a day between BWI and Keflavik International Airport, where it offers multiple connections to European cities.
Prices for the summer flights ranged from $99 to $458.43 on wowair.com as of Wednesday. The airline, which launched in 2011, has been flying through BWI since May 2015.
“The large demand for Icelandic and European travel has allowed continued growth from BWI to KEF,” Skúli Mogensen, WOW Air’s founder and CEO, said in a statement. “We’re humbled and thrilled to offer more ultra-low-cost flight opportunities to our loyal customers, and hope to make it possible for many more people to travel to Iceland and on to Europe.”
The airport is continuing construction on its international terminal to add capacity and more services. It currently offers service to nearly 90 domestic and international destinations, airport spokesman Jonathan Dean said.
“We welcome this international expansion from WOW Air,” said Ricky Smith, executive director for BWI Marshall Airport. “Added air service means more choices for travelers. We continue working with airlines to boost service for our customers.”