WOW air is a happy low-fare long-haul airline based in Iceland. The award-winning airline was founded in November 2011 and offers cheap flights, convenient travel options and a great variety of exciting destinations worldwide while providing a memorable service 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. Mogensen, who sits on the board of many tech companies both in North America and Europe, was selected Business Man of the Year in Iceland in 2011 and 2016, and Marketing Man of the Year in Iceland in 2017.
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. WOW air's annual passenger number grew from 2.8 million in 2017 to 3.5 million in 2018.
WOW air currently employs around 1,000 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 is proud to operate one of the youngest fleets with the lowest emission. Our purple fleet consists of the Airbus A320, A321, and A330 aircraft. The comfortable A320 is the perfect fit for our short haul flights between Europe and Iceland. For our North America flights, we operate the Airbus A321, which is the largest member of the Airbus A320 family.