An Icelandic budget airline is set to start providing round trips from Ireland to America for less than €300 ($350)
While Irish airline Ryanair recently revealed they planned to start flying to the states in five years’ time, the Icelandic firm Wow Air has beaten them to it.
Wow Air is preparing to start flights from Dublin to Boston or Washington in early October. A one way fair is set to cost €149, including taxes.
The flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and take just under 13 hours.
The flight from Dublin to Boston will include a two hour stop in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik and will take a total of 12 hours, 20 mins.
The flight to Washington will take 12 hours 45 mins, also including the stop in Reykjavik.
Wow Air boss Skúli Mogensen said: “Our aim is to transform low-cost transatlantic flights and make travel to the US affordable for everybody.”
Flights are currently available from Dublin to Boston on Air Lingus, which take only seven hours. However, they cost nearly twice as much at €557 for a return flight.
Wow Air was only set up in 2011, but has grown fast and flew its millionth customer in December 2014. It has been ranked Europe’s seventh best low-cost airline for the past two years.