MIA CELEBRATES INAUGURAL MIAMI-REYKJAVIK FLIGHT BY WOW AIR
Low-cost carrier launches nonstop service to Iceland, connections to Europe
On April 6, Miami International Airport (MIA) and WOW air celebrated the launch of first-ever Miami-Reykjavík passenger service by the low-cost transatlantic airline, which also made Miami its sixth U.S. destination and first in the southeast U.S. Additionally, the route launch marked MIA’s fourth Nordic destination, 23rd European route, and ninth low-cost carrier.
Miami-Dade County proudly welcomes WOW air and its passengers to our community. Our residents now have nonstop service to the beautiful, historic city of Reykjavík, as well as to all the connecting flights that city’s strategic location provides. Congratulations to WOW air and also to MIA, for landing another key international route and for adding to its roster of 105 airlines – the most of any U.S. airport.
After arriving from Reykjavík at close to midnight on April 5, WOW air celebrated its first departure from Miami on April 6 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting with MIA officials, commemorative cake and refreshments with passengers, and a water-cannon salute from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
We proudly welcome WOW air and their historic Reykjavík-Miami service. Aside from being MIA’s first-ever service to Iceland, WOW’s launch into the Miami market also marks our fourth Nordic destination and 23rd route to Europe – the most in the 88-year history of our airport. As a rapidly growing hub to numerous destinations throughout Europe and beyond, Reykjavík also fits perfectly within our strategic plan to expand MIA’s route network to points across the globe. Congratulations to Wow air on their successful launch, and for making Miami its first route to Florida and the Southeast U.S.
WOW air will operate three weekly flights from Miami to Reykjavík, with the option for connections to six other European destinations, on A330-300 aircraft that seat up to 350 passengers.
I´m thrilled to launch our service to and from Miami and be able to deliver on our promise of bringing the lowest possible fares across the Atlantic on brand new aircraft.
MIA will next welcome the Miami launch of Avianca Brazil, which will begin daily passenger service to Sao Paulo on June 23, followed by first-ever thrice-weekly service to Dublin, Ireland in September by Aer Lingus.
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