In a pending deal, Icelandair agreed to purchase WOW air, its low-budget rival airline. The purchase still needs to be approved by Icelandic shareholders and is valued at about $18 million in shares. While the Icelandic rival would be under new ownership, the two airlines are expected to operate independently.
Founded in 2011, WOW air appealed to customers as a small airline offering affordable prices for flights between Europe and the United States. Additional charges for water, legroom, baggage and a slew of other services are tacked on to the price to fly.
While WOW air offers low-cost, no-frills service across the Atlantic onboard small, single-aisle aircraft, Icelandair is more of a traditional carrier. The full-service Icelandair operation appeals to business-class travelers expecting amenities and service, while WOW air operates more for the budget-friendly crowd willing to sacrifice comfort for cost.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Attend one of the most acclaimed fall events, Autumn at the Arboretum, in Dallas. In its 14th year, the annual event is known as one of the best pumpkin festivals in the country, with its creative displays featuring more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. The event takes place at Dallas Arboretum, Sept. 21 –Oct. 31. Alongside thousands of pumpkins, guests glimpse 150,000 autumn flowers across the 66-acre space.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.