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About us - WOW air

There is WOW in everything we do!

WOW air is a cheeky Icelandic low-cost airline that flies to Iceland from a number of European cities the whole year round and started flying to North America this year. The airline was founded in November 2011 and its inaugural flight was to Paris on May 31st 2012. WOW air is committed to providing the cheapest flights to and from Iceland, but doing so with a smile and providing a memorable service all the way.

WOW history

WOW air was founded by entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, whose extensive business background is largely in technology and telecoms in Iceland, Europe and North America. WOW air is entirely owned by Mogensen, debt free. He sits on the board of many tech companies both in North America and Europe and was selected Business Man or the Year in Iceland 2011.

In October 2012 WOW air took over the flight operations of Iceland Express. Only a year later, in October 2013 WOW air was awarded the Air Operator‘s Certificate (AOC) by the Icelandic Transport Authority. The Air Operator‘s Certificate gives the company control over all operations of the airline, meaning it will not have to depend on any other airline operators..

Guest numbers quadruple between years

The company's growth has been rapid since its founding. In 2013 the growth was immense; flying 412.583 guests, which is four times more than the year before, when 112.223 guests flew with WOW air.

WOW people

WOW air currently employs around 170 talented and hard working people. Most of them have extensive experience in the tourism and airline industry. Whether it's overseeing flight operations, customer services, or keeping our guests safe on-board, there is a seasoned professional taking care of things.

WOW aircraft

WOW air operates four Airbus A320 aircraft, the choice of many of the worlds leading airlines and a perfect fit for our short haul flights between Europe and Iceland. For our longer flights to North America we will operate the Airbus A321, the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. WOW air is proud to be able to say that as of spring 2014, WOW air has the newest aircraft fleet in Iceland with the lowest emission. Planes are the cars of the sky and the same rule applies; newer planes burn less fuel which is better for both the environment and your wallet, and they are more comfortable!

WOW travel

WOW air runs the WOW travel travel agency, specialising in low-cost holidays, both to and from Iceland.WOW travel arranges the perfect holiday in Iceland, providing flights, hotels and tours, such as the Golden Circle Tour and a northern lights tour as well as trips to the Blue Lagoon and more; always making sure the traveller enjoys the very best Iceland has to offer.