WOW air solidifies success at World Airline Awards

Icelandic carrier named 7th best low-cost airline in Europe for second year

WOW air, Iceland’s only low-cost airline, has been named the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe for the second year running at the 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
Announced at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday 15 July, WOW air is the youngest airline in the top ten by almost a decade. Having been founded in November 2011, the airline operated its first flight to Paris on 31 May 2012.

Competing amongst 29 low-cost airlines in Europe, WOW air was joined in the top ten by well-established carriers such as easyJet, Norwegian and Germanwings.  

Commenting on this latest accolade, WOW air’s Founder and CEO Skúli Mogensen said, “We’re immensely proud of everything we’ve achieved in WOW air’s short history and this recent recognition is particularly special since the results are compiled from surveys measuring passenger satisfaction.  

“We’ve already made a huge impact on the low-cost market with consistently impressive punctuality figures and sharply increasing passenger numbers since we started flying in 2012. We look forward to continuing to emulate this success as we go from strength to strength with exciting plans for 2015,” he continued.  

Compiled from one of the most comprehensive customer satisfaction surveys in the airline industry, responses for the Skytrax World Airline Awards were collated from more than 18 million passengers from 105 nationalities between August 2013 to May 2014, with questions relating to 41 key performance indicators of airline front-line product and service.  

WOW air’s direct route between London Gatwick and Reykjavik costs from just £49 one way, which includes taxes and hand luggage allowance (one bag measuring 56cm x 45cm x 25cm) plus a handbag and duty-free shopping bag.

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