I remember the first time I flew to Israel. In order to get a direct flight, El Al was the only choice. How times have changed. Following recent announcements by Air Canada and Air Transat they will fly direct from Montreal Trudeau Airport to Tel Aviv comes news that WOW air, Iceland’s only ultra-low-cost airline, will launch flights from here four times a week beginning September 12 to the Jewish State with fares as low as $199.  This is available for booking now.



“We are thrilled to add Tel Aviv to our growing list of overseas destinations for Canadians,” says Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air. “By adding a third continent to our ever-expanding roster of destinations, we can continue connecting Canadians with their dream destinations at the best possible prices.”



Passengers will still be able to take advantage of the WOW Stopover and make the most of their layover time by staying in Iceland for as long as they wish. It gives travellers the flexibility to break up a long-haul journey while taking in everything Iceland has to offer, all on the same trip. Relax in the geothermal spa at the famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland, and then make sure to have a mud bath and float in the Dead Sea once in Israel.




“We set a goal to bring new airlines to Israel, so I’m happy and congratulate WOW air, which is known for its long haul low cost flights, on its entry into Israel in cooperation with the Israeli tourism ministry, says Yariv Levin, Israel Minister of Tourism. “I’m confident the launching of this new historic route will significantly increase the number of tourists traveling to Israel from Iceland, Canada and the US, and will also contribute to the unprecedented trend of growth in the number of tourists visiting Israel over the last number of months.”



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 services 32 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Montreal and Toronto. 



Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world’s youngest fleets, with an average aircraft age of just two and a half years. By the end of 2018 the fleet will consist of 24 aircraft. 



WOW air was ranked as the fifth  best low-cost, long-haul airline in the world at 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. WOW air was also ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.



For more information: I have never been to Iceland before. This sounds promising!