Icelandic airline WOW air has announced a new Chicago route with flights commencing on July 13 from both Cork and Dublin airports.
The Dublin and Cork to 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 as little as €139 one way, including taxes and charges.
WOW air will commence its Cork- Reykjavik service on May 22 next. The airline currently offers Dublin to Reykjavik five times weekly, increasing to daily in peak summer times.
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.
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.”