No-frills WOW air coming to JFK with $99 fares to Europe
NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Discount airline WOW air is set to serve John F. Kennedy Airport in New York in 2018, giving travelers yet another option for cheap flights to Europe.
WOW air, based in Iceland, is selling $99 (and up) one-way flights from JFK to Paris, Amsterdam, London Stansted, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen, and Berlin. The airline will also offer higher-priced flights from JFK to other destinations in Europe.
All flights make one stop in Reykjavik, Iceland. When booking round-trip flights, you can schedule a stopover in Reykjavik if you want.
What is the catch? Actually, catches: The $99 fares are limited and the airline charges extra for almost everything, including carry-on and checked luggage, meals and snacks, phone booking, and more. (Check the Fees page.)
You can bring one "personal item" on board, included in the fare. The item must be no larger than 17 inches by 13 inches by 10 inches.
In a statement, CEO Skúli Mogensen said New York is "filled with culture, one-of-a-kind art, diverse cuisines and travelers" and that the airline is "excited to offer" low fares to more East Coast residents.
The no-frills flights from JFK begin April 26, 2018. The airline will also expand its flights out of Newark Liberty Airport.
WOW air began flying in 2012.