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Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, in front of the new purple Airbus A321 aircraft that will fly his guests to and from USA. (Image Credit wowair.us)

Looking for a getaway? WOW airlines announced that flights from California to Europe are now only $69; making it the cheapest trans-Atlantic flights between North America to Europe in the market.

The Icelandic carrier WOW announced on Tuesday that their flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Copenhagen, England and Scotland are only $69.99 one-way. The deal works for any flights from January 15th through April 5th.

The company’s CEO, Skúli Mogensen, explained that, “It’s exciting to be driving change in the industry and to stimulate the market by offering these super low fares across the Atlantic.”

Mogensen added that he is proud to enable more people to travel to places they would typically be able to afford.

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However, it is important to note that return flights are more expensive costing between $199.99 to $219.99.

WOW air’s discounted flights are flown by three new Airbus A330 aircrafts, which are the first planes of its class added to the airline.

What is WOW Airlines?

Launched five years ago by Mogensen, the airline travels to over 30 different destinations in Europe and North America. According to their press release, the company plans on having 17 different aircrafts by the end of 2017. In addition, in 2016 the company flew over a million passengers, increasing the number of travelers by 130% in comparison to 2015.

It’s important to note that low-price trans-atlantic fares are becoming more and more commonplace. Norwegian airlines announced last December their plans to cut the price of their flights from London to New York City for less than $70 one-way, which made it the cheapest flights in the industry at the time. The airlines were able to cut costs by leaving and arriving into smaller airports and using more fuel-efficient planes such as the Boeing 737MAX plane.