The Icelandic airline WOW received approval from Israeli Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz to operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
The approval for WOW to operate flights to Iceland was given after the government approved the aviation agreement initiated by Minister Katz between Israel and Iceland, which, for the first time, allows low cost flights between Israel and the US through Iceland at special discount rates.
The approved route is part of the ‘Open Skies’ policy initiated by Minister Katz. In the first stage, WOW will operate four weekly flights between Iceland and Israel. WOW’s first flight is expected to land at Ben Gurion Airport in about two months, on July 13, 2017.
The airline will fly from Ben-Gurion International Airport to New York, Miami, Boston, Washington, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as to Toronto and Montreal, Canada.Date: May 16, 2017