Monday 7th of December 2015
Bristol Airport has announced that it will be the first airport in the South of England to offer affordable transatlantic travel to North America. The flights, which will be operated by Icelandic airline company WOW air, will cost £99 and are expected to take off from May 2016.
Bristol Airport is set to become WOW air’s second departure point for flights to North America and Iceland and are now on sale, with flights to Reykjavik from £39 and flights to North America starting at £99.
Flights will be leaving Bristol for Reykjavik on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, where there will be a short stopover for passengers in the Icelandic capital, and from here they will continue on to one of the North American destinations. Destinations include Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Robert Sinclair, chief executive officer at Bristol Airport, said:
“We are thrilled that WOW air has chosen Bristol as its first UK regional airport, providing low cost flights to the USA and Canada via the world-class Reykjavik hub.
“Currently, over a million people a year travel between the South West and Wales and North America, including an estimated 250,000 inbound visitors. Until now, the majority have flown to and from London airports to do so, clocking up additional time and costs in the process. This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights to several American destinations, including Los Angeles and Washington D.C., giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local.”