Wow Air launches new route to Vancouver, Canada, for summer 2019

Wow Air launches new route to Vancouver, Canada, for summer 2019

Wow Air has announced a new seasonal route from the UK to Vancouver, Canada, starting in June 2019.

The route will make the Icelandic airline the first to offer low-cost, long-haul flights to Vancouver International Airport.

Famed for its natural beauty, nestled between snow-capped mountains and with a bustling sea-port, Wow Air’s flight will no-doubt encourage visitors to experience all that the city has to offer.

The inaugural flight will depart from London Gatwick Airport to Vancouver International Airport, via Reykjavík, on June 6th.

Flights will operate six times per week, from June-October, with the transatlantic leg of the journey serviced by the airline’s efficient A321neo aircraft.

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Skúli Mogensen, chief executive of Wow Air, said: “We’re delighted to be adding Vancouver to our route network alongside Toronto and Montreal, bringing our total destinations in Canada to three.

“Vancouver has long been a popular choice for British holidaymakers, but airlift has traditionally been dominated by the legacy carriers.

“As the first low-cost, long haul airline to service Vancouver International Airport, we hope this route will open up new opportunities for budget-conscious travellers and adventure seekers to experience this striking part of the world.”

Surrounded by deep blue water and picturesque mountains, Vancouver is an adventurer’s paradise.

Home to one of the world’s largest green spaces, Stanley Park, set over 1,000 acres, offers a mix of dense forest, formal gardens and beaches overlooking the Pacific.

Wildlife lovers can visit Vancouver Island, just a ferry ride away, and discover grey whales, sea otters, grizzly bears, bald eagles and puffins.

With daily flights departing from London Gatwick, passengers will be able to connect with the Vancouver service in Reykjavik, which will operate six times per week.

The total flight time from Reykjavik to Vancouver International Airport will be seven hours 55 minutes.

The total journey time from London Gatwick will be approximate 14 hours, including stopover.