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You will soon be able to fly from Europe to the US for less than £120

WOW Air has announced it will fly from Europe to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania starting in June 2017, with one-way fares starting at £119.99.

The downtown skyline of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as seen from Mount Washington at sunrise.
The downtown skyline as seen from Mount Washington at sunrise. Image by Howard Grill/Getty Images

The Icelandic budget airline is offering flights from London Gatwick and Edinburgh via Reykjavik. The inaugural service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) will depart on 16 June 2017, and the service will operate four times per week, year round. The airline is also offering flights from Dublin and Cork, through Reykjavik, starting from €129.99 one-way.

The Pittsburgh route is the airline’s ninth North American destination; WOW Air flies to Montreal, Washington DC, Toronto, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

The flights from Reykjavik to Pittsburgh will be on Airbus A321 aircrafts, with a single-class configuration. The flights from Reykjavik to Pittsburgh will take about 6.5 hours, and will leave on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The full journey from London Gatwick will take about 11 hours, including stopover.

Duquesne Incline, funicular railway, in Pittsburgh.
Duquesne Incline, funicular railway. Image by SAUL LOEB/Getty Images

Some of Pittsburgh’s top attractions include the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museums and the city’s two funiculars, the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines.