New transatlantic flight takes off from Stansted Airport
A first transatlantic flight from Stansted Airport by WOW air has taken off for Detroit.
In keeping with the airline’s tradition of naming its aircraft after family members, the maiden flight was made by a brand new A321ceo with the tail number TF-DOG, named after man’s best friend.
The carrier will be servicing Reykjavik in Iceland and on to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Montreal and Toronto in North America with its Stansted schedule. Connections to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dallas and St Louis will be launched in May.
Skúli Mogensen, founder and chief executive, said: “Yesterday’s launch well and truly highlighted London Stansted Airport as a key gateway from the UK to the US.
“This move is undoubtedly a reflection of our continued growth in Britain and our mission to offer greater travel possibilities on either side of the Atlantic.
“We’re delighted to be opening up a whole host of US travel destinations to UK travellers in Stansted and the surrounding regions the airport services.”
Martin Jones, Stansted’s commercial director, said: “We’re delighted to welcome WOW air and its passengers to London Stansted for the airline’s first flight to Reykjavik that also opens up a fantastic range of exciting onward connections to the USA from its Icelandic hub.
“We wish WOW air every success with these great-value and convenient flights, which will I’m sure prove to be really popular with passengers from London and East of England as well those from the USA wishing to visit the UK.”
WOW air flights will depart for Iceland from Stansted daily, with the airline’s Detroit service operating four times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. For more information or to book a flight, visit www.wowair.co.uk.