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About us - WOW air

There is WOW in everything we do!

WOW air is an Icelandic low-cost airline that flies to Iceland from a number of European cities the whole year round and will start flying to North America next year. The airline was founded in November 2011 and it’s 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.

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 companies 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 the flight operations, helping customers on the phone, or keeping our guests safe onboard, a seasoned professional is taking care of things.

WOW aircraft

WOW air operate Airbus A320 aircraft that have been the choice of many of the worlds leading airlines. They fit perfectly with our short haul flights from Europe to Iceland. By spring, WOW air will have Iceland‘s newest, and lowest emissions, aircraft fleet.

WOW travel

WOW air runs the travel agency WOW travel, specialising in low cost holidays, both to and from Iceland. It offers a wide range of destinations, hotels and tours. WOW travel arranges the perfect holiday in Iceland, providing flights, hotels and tours such as northern light tours, trips to the Blue Lagoon and to see the Golden Circle. Making sure that the traveller gets to enjoy the best of Iceland.