27 March 2017
By Bryan Smyth
Four-times weekly flights to Chicago O’Hare Airport via Reykjavik, Iceland commence on 13 July this year
Flights from €139 one way including taxes
Low-cost Icelandic airline WOW air has announced a new Chicago route, with flights commencing on 13 July from Cork and Dublin.
The Cork and Dublin. — Chicago (O’Hare) route will run four times a week—Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays—all year round via Reykjavik, the Icelandic capital.
Fares start from €139 one way, including taxes and charges.
WOW air flies Dublin to Reykjavik five times weekly, increasing to daily in peak summer times. WOW air recently announced flights to Iceland from Cork Airport, commencing 22 May. Flights connect passengers to nine North America destinations via Reykjavik in addition to Chicago including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, LA, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
Profile of Chicago
Chicago is the United States’ third biggest city and is renowned for some world-famous landmarks, including Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the iconic ‘Bean’ statue in Millennium Park.
Visitors to Chicago can catch a baseball game at the legendary Wrigley Field stadium, stop for a slice of deep-dish pizza, or take a relaxing cruise on Lake Michigan.
Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, said:
“We are very pleased to be flying WOW air passengers from Dublin and Cork to the Windy City. Chicago is one of the USA’s most iconic and important cities, and is steeped in history and culture.
“The addition of Chicago to WOW air’s growing list of destinations is part of our ongoing strategy to deliver even greater flexibility and convenience to our passengers, with more connections to North America via our Reykjavik hub.”
Commissioner at Chicago Department of Aviation, Ginger S. Evans said:
“This announcement is great news for the City of Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. I want to thank WOW air for choosing Chicago as its first central destination in North America.
This new service is estimated to generate approximately US $80 million in annual economic impact for the Chicago region, and will boost tourism and business for both the cities of Chicago and Reykjavík.”