Talk About WOW: Get to Israel on the Cheap

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WOW air, just announced and exciting new route that’s a lot further away, but not much further in price. Starting in September, you’ll be able to fly to Tel Aviv, Israel from New York City—for just $149.

Starting September 12, WOW air will begin service to Tel Aviv, flying to Israel four times weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays on the new Airbus A321 aircraft, according to Morgunblaðið, Iceland’s second-largest newspaper. WOW air CEO Skuli Mogensen made the announcement while on a visit to Israel, speaking alongside the country’s Minister of Transport, Yisrael Katz.

As Jeruselem Online reports, flights will cost just $149 one-way from New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal; $199 from San Francisco and Los Angeles; and $99 from Iceland.

In fact, 2.8 million people visited Israel from North America last year, as Icelandic newspaper Víkurfréttir points out, and the local tourism board is hoping the new routes will increase competition on flight prices overall, and encourage more people to visit Israel.

Flights go on sale tomorrow, according to Morgunblaðið, but keep in mind that quoted fares are one-way prices and don’t include most of the amenities you’ll find on a full-service flight, including seat choice, checked bags, and even meals. Everything costs extra on WOW air’s flights, sticking to the company’s no-frills philosophy.

“You only pay for what you use. That’s the ultimate model, because why should you pay for something you’re not using?” Mogensen told Condé Nast Traveler last year.

For more information on this article, please visit Conde Nast Traveler

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