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WOW Air now connecting Montreal with Tel Aviv


WOW air, Iceland’s only ultra low-fare airline, will connect Tel Aviv with Montreal and Toronto, offering four flights each week starting September 12, 2017. One of the lowest fares ever from North America to the modern, cosmopolitan city of Tel Aviv, Israel, will be available for booking starting on May 16, 2017 starting as low as C$199.

WOW air announced Monday that it will start to fly to Tel Aviv from both Toronto and Montreal via Iceland. Flights will begin September 12, 2017 with one-way fares starting at just C$199. (From left) Yisrael Katz, Israel's Minister of Transportation with Skúli Mogensen, CEO of WOW air, at yesterday's press conference in Israel. (CNW Group/WOW air)

“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.

Located on Israel’s Mediterranean coastline, Tel Aviv was rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 best beach cities in the world! Take a walk in the sand at your choice of any of the city’s sixteen beaches.

After basking in the sun, there is no shortage of things to do in this vibrant, young and sophisticated city. Consider…

  • Tel Aviv’s White City: Take in an architectural tour of the Bauhaus buildings around town, part of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
  • Jaffa: Explore one of the world’s oldest ports and make your way through the alleyways at the popular flea market that has been operating for over 100 years.
  • Carmel Market: Indulge in local specialities at one of the many food stalls at the biggest marketplace in the city.
  • Clubs, Bars, Discos: Stay up till dawn and watch the sun rise—there is no shortage of nightlife in Tel Aviv!
  • A day at the Dead Sea: Float in the Dead Sea and take a therapeutic mud bath.
  • Day Trips: Explore Jerusalem and Bethlehem—a walk through biblical times, which is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

“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.”

It takes just about six hours to drive from one end of Israel to the other, so no need to limit your visit to Tel Aviv and the south of the country. Hike the Masada at sunrise, eat some falafel, check out a kibbutz or just stop for a kibbutz.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.