WOW Air is mixing up its route network next summer. While it has announced plans to suspend service from a few Midwest cities, WOW Air will try a few new markets and add more service to existing routes next summer. Starting in June 2019, WOW Air will launch new nonstop service between Vancouver and Reykjavik, with onward connections to multiple cities across Europe, Tel Aviv, and New Delhi. Fares start at $329 CAD roundtrip.
WOW Air to Fly from Vancouver to Iceland, Europe, Israel, and India.
The new WOW Air service from Vancouver (YVR) to Reykjavik (KEF) begins on June 6, 2019, and will compete directly with Icelandair service. Flights will depart Vancouver (YVR) every day of the week except Saturdays at 7:30 pm and arrive in Reykjavik at 10:05 am the following morning. Flights from Reykjavik depart at 5:20 pm arriving in Vancouver at 6:15 pm. All times local to each airport. These flight times provide good connecting options to most of WOW Air's network, but some connections may require overnight stops in Iceland in order to connect.
WOW Air has the advantage if you'd like to add a free stopover in Iceland on your way to or from Europe, Israel, or India. And if you need a cheap one-way flight, WOW Air is often the best bet since it sometimes sells cheap one-way flights, while the major airlines almost always require a roundtrip purchase for the lowest fares. Keep in mind that WOW Air follows the ultra-low-cost business model and only includes a small personal item in its basic fare. Everything else is extra.
Intro fares for the outbound flights start at $129 CAD one-way to Iceland, $199 one-way to mainland Europe, $249 one-way to Israel, and $329 one-way to New Delhi. However, these prices can only be booked when making a roundtrip purchase and the return flight will cost a bit more. Roundtrip flights start at $329 CAD roundtrip. Intro fares are available for travel in June, September, and October 2019. MyWOW fares require signing up for a free membership.
There is no expiration date and prices may jump at any time.
New WOW Air service from Vancouver includes:
Vancouver to Stockholm $549 CAD roundtrip ($419 USD) Overnight layover required!
Vancouver to Milan $549 CAD roundtrip ($419 USD) Overnight layover required!
Vancouver to Barcelona $589 CAD roundtrip ($450 USD) Overnight layover required!
Vancouver to Lyon $589 CAD roundtrip ($450 USD) Overnight layover required!
Vancouver to London-Stansted $625 CAD roundtrip ($477 USD) Overnight layover required!
Prices are displayed in USD on Airfarewatchdog pages.
WOW basic fares only include one small personal item up to 22 lbs. Carry-on bag fees start around $70 CAD each way when purchased during booking. Checked bag fees start around $90 CAD each way. Wow also sells a few different bundled fare options should you wish to purchase multiple extras at a discount.
As an example, I found seats departing Vancouver YVR on Wednesday, June 12, returning from Reykjavik on Wednesday, June 19.