Who's the Low Cost Airline of the Year 2018?
Yes! It's us! WOW air!
It is with great pride that we accept the CAPA Aviation Awards for Excellence for Low-Cost Airline of the Year 2018. We were selected for pioneering the long-haul low-cost model using our Reykjavik Keflavik International Hub to offer one-stop connections between North America and Europe. The Low-Cost Airline of the Year Award honors the low-cost airline that has been the biggest standout strategically, has established itself as a leader, has been most innovative and has provided a benchmark for others to follow. WOW! That is a big recognition and for an airline founded only 7 years ago, we’ve certainly come a long way.
We’ve always fancied ourselves pioneers but at the same time, we do recognize the original pioneers, Loftleiðir (Icelandic Airlines), the Icelandic low-cost airline which originally used Iceland as a hub between Europe and America in 1952.
“We are thrilled to receive this award from CAPA, one of our industry’s most trusted sources of market intelligence,” said Skúli Mogensen, our CEO and founder. “The international competition in this segment is strong, so I am very proud of this achievement, which is owed to the dedication of our teams and crewmembers.”
WOW air’s true aim is, and always has been, to enable everyone to travel and in that regard, the recognition comes from our guests who have booked our low fares to Iceland, and onward to America or Europe’s mainland, from the beginning and filled our brand new Airbus aircraft time and time again. To all of you, and you know who you are, thank you!