WOW air is offering fares from London Stansted to New York for less than the cost of the taxes – essentially paying for passengers to fly – to celebrate a new service to the Big Apple’s JFK International Airport.
The low-cost airline is bringing back their £99 fares to mark the occasion, with the fares now on sale for the new route, via Reykjavik, beginning April 2018. Due to the UK having the highest taxes on airfares in the world, the airline’s £99 offering is £24 less than the cost of getting every passenger on their way.
Already operating a route to New York‘s Newark Liberty International Airport, the airline also currently offers routes to Chicago, Pittsburgh, Miami, Toronto, Boston, Montreal, Washington D.C. and Californian destinations Los Angeles and San Francisco. The airline announced new routes earlier this year to Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis and Cincinnati commencing April 2018, which link up with its new Stansted service.
At the tail end of May, the airline will also be increasing the frequency of its daily service to Newark, bringing the total number of flights to 13 per week from 29 May 2018.
The daily schedule to and from Reykjavik will be:
KEF – JFK 21:10 – 03:25 UTC
JFK – KEF 04:40 – 10:45 UTC