If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Bjork’s home country, this might be your chance.
WOW Air, an Icelandic discount airline, announced they are launching $99 one-way flights from Toronto and Montreal to Reykjavik, which is what they call the “cheapest connection between Canada and Europe.” From Reykjavik, passengers can then fly to several key destinations in Europe such as London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Dublin for $149 one-way.
Services from Montreal will begin on May 12, 2016 and services from Toronto will launch May 20, 2016.
“WOW air prides itself on offering the lowest fares possible as well as the biggest smile and the friendliest service. When we announced our U.S. routes last year, we promised that it was just the beginning of our growth into North America,” said Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW Air in a press release.
“I’m thrilled to now announce our new routes to Canada, especially as I lived in Montréal for nearly a decade and also because the Icelandic people feel a special affinity for Canada.”
The airline says this addition of the two new Canadian routes will create 100 jobs and represents a total investment of $60 million.
WOW Air has been growing rapidly since its launch in 2011. Numbers from June to August shot up 45 per cent over the previous year and passenger loads averaged 95 per cent in July.
All of this comes in the wake of WestJet announcing cheap flights from Vancouver to London for just $299 two weeks ago.
There’s no word on whether WOW Air will launch in Vancouver anytime soon, but the flights likely wouldn’t be as cheap given the extra geographical distance.