Friday 20 October 2017

Low-cost airline announces €150 flights from Ireland to Canada

150th anniversary celebrations

The CN Tower in Toronto
The CN Tower in Toronto
Rocky mountains at Whistler, Canada.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Canada is celebrating 150 years since Confederation, prompting WOW air to announce cut-price flights to the country.

Flights from Dublin and Cork to Toronto and Montréal are now available from €150 each-way including taxes and charges.

What's the catch? Well, the flights are not direct - involving a short stopover in Iceland's Keflavik Airport. Checked baggage fees are extra (a 12kg cabin bag costs €41.99, with 20kg check-in bags at €57.99), as are food, drink and reserved seat selection.

Travel dates are also limited to January and February 2018 (flights to Toronto and Montréal from Dublin) and October 2017 (flights from Cork).

By contrast, Aer Lingus currently offers Dublin-Toronto flights from €274 each way, but includes a 23kg checked bag, food and entertainment in the price.

WestJet, Air Transat and Air Canada Rouge also offer options.

Canada Day, July 1, marks the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867 which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

A year-long programme of 150th anniversary celebrations is underway.

WOW flies to Reykjavik up to ten times weekly from Ireland, with a stopover option allowing passengers to space out their flight connections at no extra cost.

Irish holidaymakers travelling to Canada must register online for an eTA and pay CAN$7 to enter the country. See full details at canada.ca/eTA.

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