WOW air welcomed to Canada

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport celebrated the start of WOW air’s service to Montreal with this sleak cake, showcasing the carrier flying over Montreal. The airport also held a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony that was fronted by Skúli Mogensen, WOW air CEO, and Hlynur Sigurdsson, Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport Terminal Director.

On 4 May Montreal Airport welcomed its latest carrier, WOW air. Celebrations included a traditional route launch cake, speeches, a gift exchange and a ribbon cutting which was fronted by: Skúli Mogensen, WOW air CEO; Marc Croteau, Deputy Minister for Tourisme Québec; and Pierre-Paul Pharand, VP Airport Operations, Infrastructures and Air Service Development for Aéroports de Montréal. The trio also then conducted the all important cake cutting ceremony as well. Flights will operate four times weekly onboard the carrier’s A321s.

  • WOW air commenced services on its latest transatlantic route on 4 May when it launched flights between Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) and Montreal (YUL). The 3,726-kilometre sector will be served by the carrier four times weekly and be flown by its A321 fleet. Montreal is the first Canadian destination for the Icelandic airline, with services to Toronto Pearson scheduled to commence on 11 May. “I’m thrilled to be onboard the first WOW air flight to Canada, and to start connecting Canadians with Europe at super low fares. The fact that the first plane is touching down in Montreal – a city I lived in for nearly a decade – makes this extra special, as Montreal means a lot to me and my family,” said Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air. “Aéroports de Montréal is extremely pleased to welcome WOW air,” said James Cherry, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal. “With its very attractive fares for flights to Iceland and Europe, WOW air represents an interesting option for our passengers. Today, the airline officially becomes the first ultra low-cost carrier flying out internationally from Montreal-Trudeau.” Although services to Montreal currently face no direct competition, it should be noted that Icelandair will commence services from Reykjavik/Keflavik on 19 May. See how Montreal Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.


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