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Wow Air Offering Flights To Europe For $99

Pictured is a Wow Air Airbus. (Aero Icarus)
Pictured is a Wow Air Airbus. (Aero Icarus)

Yes, you read correctly. The Icelandic airline Wow Air is offering transatlantic flights to Europe for as low as $99 each way.

Wow announced that it will be expanding service to the U.S. with flights to Boston and Baltimore for as low as $228 round trip. Flights from U.S. cities will be non-stop to Reykjavik, Iceland, and one-stop flights to London and Copenhagen.

But how can an airline that has only been around for two years afford to offer such low rates?Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic about the deal.

Guest

  • Derek Thompson, business editor for The Atlantic, He tweets @DKThomp.
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