Via Deals We Like, WOW Air is expanding their service to Los Angeles and San Francisco in Summer 2016. Currently WOW only services Boston and Baltimore in the United States, so this is a nice addition for those living in California or elsewhere on the West Coast to get cheap flights to Iceland or onward connecting flights to Europe.

Iceland, especially with WOW Air and Icelandair, has positioned itself as a convenient hub for passengers from North America to get to Europe with short connections and cheap tickets.

The new routes will be flown with new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which are larger than the current A321-200 servicing Boston and Baltimore. Flights are scheduled out of Los Angeles 4x a week and out of San Francisco 5x a week. You’ll be able to buy tickets for these flights starting January 2016.

I’ve never flown WOW Air myself but am looking forward to the possibility of cheap tickets to Iceland from California! My impressions are that as long as you understand the extra fees that they charge for various options like assigned seating, extra legroom, checked baggage, you can save a lot of money and not be caught by unexpected surprises.