This purple beauty was spotted landing at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on February 19, 2017. WOW air began service between Reykjavik, Iceland and Toronto in May, 2016, not even a year ago. TF-KID is an Airbus A321-211 that has belonged to WOW air since February 26, 2016.
Click on the images in the gallery below for the full-sized high definition versions. For more information on this specific aircraft, the Airbus A321 in general and the airline, see below.
TF-KID WOW air Airbus A321 Image Gallery
TF-KID made its first flight on June 28, 2013. The Airbus A321 was delivered to UTair on July 24, 2013, registered as VP-BPS. WOW air leased the airplane from Veb Leasing on February 25, 2016. It had been in storage since January, 2015.
UTair, the original operator of this airplane, was founded in 1967 and is headquartered at Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The city of 80,000 is about 2,600 kilometres east of Moscow. The airline currently operates a fleet of 66 airplanes.
Included in the Airbus A320 family, the A321-200 is a stretched version, 23 feet longer than the A320 while the wingspan and tail height are identical. The A321 is 45 metres or 146 feet in length with a wingspan of 36 metres or 118 feet. At the tail, the aircraft stands 12 metres or 39 feet in height. Typical flight range is 5,950 kilometres.
The A321 was introduced by Airbus with Lufthansa in 1994. Since 1992, nearly 1,500 have been built.
Based at Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland, WOW air was founded in November, 2011 and commenced operations on May 31, 2012. The low cost carrier has a fleet of 12 aircraft consisting of Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200 an Airbus A330-300.
The airline currently flies to 29 destinations with stops located in Europe, Canada and the United States. Travel to Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) began in May, 2016. Flights from Toronto to Reykjavik (KEF) can be had for as low as $179 CAD, one way.