The Icelandic airline Wow Air are considering expanding their market by using Dublin Airport as their transatlantic base, according to its Chief Executive, Skúli Mogensen.

At the minute, the low cost airline Wow Air flies between 27 cities across Europe and North America all via Reykjavik. However, with Dublin Airport being a strong candidate, the carrier are looking for a second base from which Mr Mogensen said would begin flying transatlantic flights.

Dublin Airport may be a strong candidate for the airline as it’s recently announced services via Reykjavik to San Francisco and Los Angeles, according to Mr Morgensen had “exceeded it’s expectations”

The chief executive said “Dublin is a great airport and it’s a great hub in its own right. It’s definitely a viable alternative to London for lots of reasons,”

However, there are a few bumps in the road that could stop from Dublin Airport being chosen as the base for the carrier. In order to operate as their new base, the company would have to apply for an Irish Air Operators Certificate- an airline license- which would have to be taken into consideration as well as other factors including prices.

Wow Air are already flying from Dublin to Logan Airport in Boston and Baltimore, via Reykjavik. It will be a matter of waiting to see if Dublin Airport is the successful candidate for the Icelandic carrier.

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