WOW air announces €150 flights to Canada as the country celebrates its 150th birthday

  • Flights from Dublin and Cork to Canada via Reykjavik from €150 one way including taxes and charges;
  • Offer open from (Thursday 29th June 2017) for travel to Toronto and Montréal. 

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday (1 July 2017), WOW air, Iceland’s low-fare airline, is offering its Irish passengers flights from Dublin and Cork to Canada via Reykjavik for €150 one way.

The offer is valid from today (Thursday) on flights from Dublin Airport to Toronto and Montréal for travel in January and February 2018; and from Cork Airport to Toronto and Montréal for travel in October 2017.

Canada’s 150th birthday celebration falls on 1 July, Canada Day, which marks the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867 which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Ireland ranks 11th in the world for Canadian work permits and 27th for residency permits.

WOW air flies from Dublin via Reykjavik to Toronto and Montréal up to seven times weekly and from Cork via Reykjavik to Toronto and Montréal up to four times a week. The WOW Stopover option allows passengers to explore Iceland on either leg of their transatlantic journey for an unlimited time.

Commenting today, Svanhvít Fridriksdóttir, Director of Communications at WOW air, said: “We are excited to announce even more affordable flights from Ireland to Canada to celebrate the country’s 150th birthday.

“Canada is a hugely popular destination for Irish people. Those travelling to Toronto or Montréal to visit loved ones or to take a weekend break to explore the world’s second largest country can do so at a lower cost than ever before. Equally, with flights more affordable than ever, it’s a great time for those living in Canada to make a short trip home to visit family and friends.”

WOW air became the first airline to operate direct scheduled flights between Ireland and Iceland in June 2015. Flights connect passengers to ten North America destinations via the Icelandic capital Reykjavik, including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montréal, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Pittsburgh, with a new Chicago route beginning on 13 July.

For more information on flights or to book, please visit www.wowair.ie

About WOW air

WOW air is Iceland’s only low-fare airline and the most punctual, with 92% of flights arriving on time in 2014.

WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. The airline began flying to Reykjavik Iceland from Dublin in June 2015 and from Cork in May 2017. WOW air flies Dublin to Reykjavik five times weekly, increasing to daily in peak summer times.

WOW air has since launched a number for US routes from Ireland via Reykjavik. Flights connect passengers to ten North America destinations via Reykjavik including New York, Boston, Washington DC, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, LA, San Francisco and Pittsburgh with the Chicago route starting in July 2017.

Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline currently flies three Airbus A320 aircraft across Europe, three Airbus A330 aircraft and eleven Airbus A321 aircraft that service its transatlantic routes. By the end of 2018 the fleet will consist of 24 brand new aircrafts.

WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013 and 2014 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. To book flights and for more information visit: www.wowair.ie

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