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WOW Air names new Airbus plane TF-GAY

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  • The CEO Skúli Mogensen, CEO of Icelandic carrier WOW Air, says the company "wholeheartedly support queer people’s fight for rights”. Photo/WOW Air

Icelandic carrier WOW Air revealed that one of its new Airbus A330 planes is named TF-GAY. A member of staff suggested the name which corresponds well with the company’s ideology and naming tradition (other planes bare the names TF-MOM, TF-DAD, TF-SIS and so on). CEO Skúli Mogensen told website Gay Iceland that the company “wholeheartedly support queer people’s fight for rights”.

“We support equal rights for everybody, no matter their gender, religion, ethnicity or culture. By making it possible for everybody to travel with us, we’ll hopefully manage to make the world slightly smaller, and better,” Skúli explained. Adding: “Since day one, we’ve emphasised joy and friendliness in our services because we want everybody to feel welcome in the WOW family. And we think TF-GAY fits right in with our modern family concept.”

This spring, WOW Air became the first Icelandic airline to offer direct scheduled flights to Los Angeles, California. The carrier offers four weekly round-trips to Los Angeles and five round-trips to San Francisco in the summer of 2016. 

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