• Flights from Dublin to Chicago O’Hare Airport via Reykjavik, Iceland for €159 one way including taxes and charges;
  • WOW air will fly four-times weekly to Chicago O’Hare Airport via Reykjavik, Iceland, commencing today
  • Offer open from today (Thursday, 13 July) for travel from October 2017 – March 2018

WOW air, Iceland’s low-cost airline, has announced fares from Dublin Airport to Chicago O’Hare Airport, via Reykjavik, Iceland, for as low as €159 one way including taxes and charges. The offer is valid from today (Thursday, 13 July) on flights from Dublin Airport to Chicago O’Hare Airport via Reykjavik for travel between October 2017 and March 2018.

The airline will begin flying to The Windy City from today, Thursday, 13 July, with flights from Dublin Airport to Chicago operating up to four times a week, increasing to six weekly flights during peak summer schedule. Passengers can also avail of the WOW stopover option and explore Iceland on either leg of their transatlantic journey for an unlimited time.

Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States and is renowned for its bold architecture. The city boasts an impressive skyline, being home to four of America’s tallest buildings: Willis Tower, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Aon Centre and John Hancock Centre.

Visitors to the Windy City can explore many of its world-class museums; take a trip to Millennium Park and get a picture with the iconic ‘Bean’ sculpture; eat the best Chicago-style pizza the city has to offer; and if you’re in time for St Patrick’s Day, see the Chicago River turn green.

Commenting today, Svanhvít Fridriksdóttir, Director of Communications at WOW air, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our Irish passengers more affordable travel to transatlantic destinations and to continue our mission to offer the lowest fares across the Atlantic.

“With its unique history and attractions, and the city’s deep ties to Ireland, it’s easy to see why Chicago appeals to Irish travellers. We’re delighted to add it to our route list and are pleased to be able to make the city more accessible than ever before.”

Chicago is the tenth U.S. destination to be connected to Ireland via Iceland since WOW air’s inaugural flight from Ireland in June 2015. The airline also flies, via Reykjavik, to New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montréal, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

For more information on flights or to book, please visit www.wowair.ie.

About WOW air

WOW air is Iceland’s only low-fare airline and the most punctual, with 92% of flights arriving on time in 2014. WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. The airline began flying to Reykjavik Iceland from Dublin in June 2015 and from Cork in May 2017. WOW air flies Dublin to Reykjavik five times weekly, increasing to daily in peak summer times. WOW air has since launched a number for US routes from Ireland via Reykjavik. Flights connect passengers to ten North America destinations via Reykjavik including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, LA, San Francisco and Pittsburgh with the Chicago route starting in July 2017. Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline currently flies three Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe, three Airbus A330 aircraft and eleven Airbus A321 aircraft that service its transatlantic routes. By the end of 2018 the fleet will consist of 24 brand new aircrafts. WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013 and 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. To book flights and for more information visit: www.wowair.ie

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