Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air is to boost capacity on its direct flights between Dublin and Reykjavik by 70pc.
The airline is set to increase the number of flights it operates from Dublin Airport to five weekly from May 30, it announced today.
WOW currently operates three direct flights a week between Ireland and Iceland, with lead-in rates quoted from €69pp each way.
Over 26,000 Irish people have flown on its Dublin-Reykjavik route since it launched last June, the airline says.
The new flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday – a 70pc increase on current seat capacity on the route.
WOW also operates a one-stop service from Dublin Airport to several US destinations, including Boston, San Francisco and LA.
The flights include a stopover of approximately 1.5 hours in Reykjavik, though passengers can also book longer stopovers, adding a couple of days in Iceland to their transatlantic trip at no extra cost, the airline says.
"Our Ireland-Iceland service has exceeded our expectations with continued strong bookings on the route since our first Dublin flight only seven months ago," said Skúli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of WOW air.
Dublin Airport welcomed the route expansion.
"The decision to add an extra return flight every week is clear evidence of the strong market for the route," said its Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.
WOW air allows one cabin bag of up to 5kg free, with checked bags of 7-12kg charged at €15-€31 per flight, and bags of 12-20kg charged at €31 to €38.
The airline uses Airbus A320 aircraft.