Dallas The Latest City To Get Cheap Flights To Europe With WOW Air Expansion

WOW Air has been expanding like crazy lately, bringing cheap European flights to all kinds of cities.  Heck, it was only two weeks ago when they announced they were launching service to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis.

Yesterday’s announcement about service to Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport (DFW) makes a bit more sense based on the size of the city.

Wow Air picture by Oliver Holzbauer on Flickr

The service is due to kick-off in May of 2018.  It’s only 3 times a week.  It’s labeled as seasonal, but I don’t see suspension dates.  So, maybe that’s just a placeholder in case they don’t like initial demand.

The flight times aren’t great for sleeping on the way to Iceland:

Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport (KEF) to DFW
Departs KEF at 9:30pm Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Arrives DFW at 12:45am Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

DFW to KEF
Departs DFW at 4:10pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Arrives KEF at 4:45am Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays

As has become their custom, WOW Air is launching the route with $99 one-way fares to Reykjavik and $149 one-way fares to a bunch of great European cities from Dallas.

The Final Two Pennies

Dallas residents should jump on these early discount fares.  WOW Air isn’t luxurious.  Your knees will be pretty close to the seat in front of you.  And, you’ll likely be paying for a checked bag or carry-on unless you can pack really light.  But, that’s not the point.  Call it the democratization of international travel.  Truly affordable fares to places people want to go.

It wouldn’t shock me to see Norwegian Air dropping in some nonstop service to markets like these in the future, especially with all the new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft they have on order.

While WOW Air will feature fare sales from time-to-time, you won’t see fares lower than today.  And, I suspect there will be plenty of demand for the 500 or so seats they’ll be flying to Iceland each week.

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