Wow Air, the Icelandic low-fare carrier, has taken delivery of its first A321neo (A321-253N TF-SKY, msn 7694) at a ceremony during the 52nd Le Bourget Paris airshow. The aircraft was officially handed over to the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Skúli Mogensen. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation will join WOW air’s existing all Airbus Fleet of 15 A320 Family aircraft.
The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, is configured in a comfortable 218 seat layout. WOW air’s A321neo will be based at Keflavik airport in Iceland and operate commercial flights from Europe to North America.
Wow Air (Keflavik) as planned, started its low-fare service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Keflavik (KEF) (near Reykjavik) yesterday (May 8). Initially the new route will operate four days a week with the new Airbus A321s. On June 11 this will expand to five days a week. The carrier also started service to Boston on March 27.
All Copyright Photos: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. The inaugural flight was assigned to “MOM”. Airbus A321-211 TF-MOM (msn 6210) was treated to the traditional water cannon salute on the inaugural flight arrival at BWI.
Wow Air (stylized as WOW Air) (Keflavik) is adding two Airbus A321s for its expanded 2015 summer schedule with new routes. Interestingly, the two A321-211s are registered TF-DAD (msn 6232) (above) and TF-MOM (msn 6210) (below). TF-MOM is also painted in a reverse color scheme. Both A321s are being prepared at Hahn near Frankfurt. As previously reported, the carrier is adding two new North American routes to Boston (BOS) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) with the two A321s. Boston service starts on March 27 and BWI starts on May 8.
Wow Air (Keflavik) has moved forward its start of service from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to Keflavik (KEF) (near Reykjavik) from June 4 to May 8. Initially the new route will operate four days a week with Airbus A320s. On June 11 this will expand to five days a week. The carrier will also operate to Boston starting on March 27.
Copyright Photo: Robbie Shaw/AirlinersGallery.com. Wow Air (operated by Air VIA) Airbus A320-232 LZ-MDD (msn 4305) approaches the runway at London’s Gatwick Airport.