WOW air is a happy low-fare, long-haul, airline based in Iceland. The airline was founded in November 2011 and now serves 37 destinations across Europe, North America and, Asia. WOW air is committed to providing the cheapest flights to and from Iceland and across the Atlantic while providing a memorable service with a smile all the way.
WOW air was founded by entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, whose extensive business background is largely in technology and telecoms in Iceland, Europe, and North America. WOW air is entirely owned by Mogensen, who sits on the board of many tech companies both in North America and Europe and was selected Business Man of the Year in Iceland in 2011 and 2016.
WOW air's inaugural flight was to Paris on May 31st, 2012. In October 2012 WOW air took over the flight operations of Iceland Express. Only a year later, in October 2013, WOW air was awarded the Air Operator‘s Certificate (AOC) by the Icelandic Transport Authority.
WOW air has grown rapidly since its inaugural flight in 2012. The airline carried over 400,000 guests in 2013 and was the most punctual airline in Iceland that year. WOW air reached an important milestone in December 2014 when the airline carried its millionth guest. It is estimated that WOW air's annual passenger capacity will grow from 2.8 million in 2017 to approximately 3.6 million in 2018.
WOW air currently employs around 1,500 talented and hard-working people. Most of them have extensive experience in the tourism and airline industry. Whether it's overseeing flight operations, helping customers over the phone, or keeping our guests safe on-board, there is a seasoned professional taking care of things.
WOW air operates 3 Airbus A320 aircraft, 13 Airbus A321, and 3 Airbus A330. The A320 is the choice of many of the world's leading airlines and a perfect fit for our short haul flights between Europe and Iceland. For WOW air's flights to North America, the airline operates the Airbus A321, the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. WOW air's California routes are serviced by three Airbus A330 aircraft, the first wide-body jets in the WOW air fleet. We are proud to operate the youngest fleet in Iceland with the lowest emission. Meet the fleet.