Bristol Airport announces Bristol-California, Sofia-Bristol services

Bristol Airport has announced that Icelandic low-cost airline, WOW air, is set to launch new flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles from Bristol Airport via its Reykjavik hub.

The move follows WOW’s announcement in December that Bristol was to become its second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America.

The new flights to California will commence services beginning June 13, 2016. Tickets have gone on sale this week from £139 one way. Flights will depart Bristol Airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with all services providing the opportunity to connect onwards to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Skuli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: ‘The addition of Los Angeles and San Francisco to our rapidly expanding network is a game changer for WOW air as we cement ourselves as the industry leader in the ultra-low-cost long haul category. We always aim to be the cheapest flight provider on the routes we fly to and with the £139 fare between the UK and California we have accomplished this once again.

‘Our low fares and service with a smile have been integral to our success and we expect that these new routes, at this price, will continue to excite guests from the UK and leave them asking where WOW air will fly next.’

Separately, Bristol Airport said that Wizz Air, a leading European low-fares airline, has this week started operating its new service from Sofia to Bristol, U.K. The twice-weekly service will be operated on Mondays and Thursdays.