Airline offering fares lower than taxes on new route from Stansted to JFK
WOW air is offering transatlantic fares from London to New York for less than the cost of the taxes – essentially paying for passengers to fly – to celebrate a new service to the Big Apple’s JFK International.
The low-cost airline is bringing back their £99 fares to mark the occasion, with the fares now on sale for the new route (via Reykjavik) beginning April 2018. Due to the UK having the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline’s £99 offering is £24 less than the sheer cost of getting every passenger on their way.
Whether travellers are seeking family vacations, romantic getaways or individual adventures, the incredible value flights will bring the city that never sleeps even closer.
“We are proud to constantly be lowering fares across the Atlantic, enabling more people to fly in our brand new aircraft and to experience the world,“ commented Skúli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of WOW air. “Air Passenger Duty in the UK is one of the highest in the world and we would love to change this. These low fares make a statement and allow our passengers to fly affordably.“
Already operating a route to Newark Liberty International Airport, the airline also currently offers routes to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Washington D.C. and Californian destinations Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. The airline announced new routes earlier this year to Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati commencing April 2018, which link up with its new Stansted service.
At the tail end of May, the airline will also be increasing the frequency of its daily service to Newark, bringing the total number of flights to 13 per week from 29 May 2018.
The daily schedule to and from Reykjavik will be:
KEF – JFK 21:10 – 03:25 UTC
JFK – KEF 04:40 – 10:45 UTC
For more information or to book visit www.wowair.co.uk