MONTREAL – Passengers aboard WOW air’s inaugural flight from Iceland to Montreal were given a warm Canadian welcome upon arrival: a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police greeted them all at the gate.
The flight, which landed at Montreal-Trudeau on May 4, marked the first time Iceland’s ultra low-cost airline touched down on Canadian soil. The airline had announced back in October that it would enter the Canadian market, with super-low fares starting at $99.
Joining passengers on the inaugural flight was Skúli Mogensen, sole owner and CEO of WOW air.
“I’m thrilled to be aboard the first WOW air flight to Canada, and to start connecting Canadians with Europe at super low fares,” he said. “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.”
According to Mogensen, demand has exceeded expectation, so much so that the airline will be increasing capacity on both of its Canadian routes. There are now five flights per week servicing Montreal, and six each week servicing Toronto.
“We are excited about the response to our super-low fares that start at $99, and will continue adding even more interesting destinations across Europe at great prices for Canadian travellers, which already includes cities such as Paris, Lyon, London and Frankfurt, to name a few,” he added.
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