WOW air, Iceland's only ultra-low cost airline, is expanding its Canadian services by opening a new route in Vancouver.
Starting June 2019, there will be six weekly flights out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with one-way fares to Reykjavik starting for as low as $129.
The route, operating A321neo aircraft, a first for YVR, will connect Canadians travellers to New Delhi, Tel Aviv and other European destinations*. Tickets go on sale today.
"We are delighted to expand our roster of destinations to include Canada's west coast," said Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air. "The new route in Vancouver is a testament to our commitment to pursue growth in North America, as well as connect more Canadian travellers to our growing list of overseas destinations."
Craig Richmond, president and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority added:
"It's right there in the name - WOW! We are so excited to welcome this new, innovative airline partner to YVR and further connect B.C. proudly to the world with increased service to Iceland and beyond. With the addition of WOW Airlines, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020 and will have 57 airlines servicing the YVR community."
Stopover in Reykjavik
The new route also includes a stopover in Reykjavik, where they can stay for as long as they wish with the WOW Stopover. This option gives travellers the flexibility to break up a long journey and discover the natural beauty of the Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon, the Landbrotalaug Hot Spring and many more exciting destinations Iceland has to offer.
*Promotion for the new route offers fares as low as $129 to Iceland and $199 to European destinations such as Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Lyon, Milan and Berlin. Prices for New Delhi are from $329 and Tel Aviv $249. Travel period for the promotion is June and September through October 25 2019. Prices for WOW premium start from $658.