Iceland's Wow Air to launch low cost, long haul flights to India

Henrietta Strickland
May 15, 2018

Iceland's low-priced carrier WOW Air announced on Tuesday it would start flights from December 7 connecting New Delhi to the island country's capital city of Reykjavik and onwards to Canada, U.S. and London at fares starting from ₹13,499. Meals, check-in bags and seat selection will be charged seperately, if one wants to opt for them. That will start with basic, which covers only the fare and excludes charges for the seat, baggage and food, and goes up to premium, which is similar to business class.

'We are passionate about continuing our mission of enabling everybody to fly by making worldwide travel accessible and affordable for all, and look forward to expanding our global service to provide travellers with the opportunity to see many parts of the globe, whether for business or pleasure'. The airline offers seating options, ranging from basic economy to premium.

The first budget airline services from the United Kingdom and U.S. to India are set to take flight later this year.

Wow Air, which would be flying an Airbus A330 Neo to India and operate five days a week, now serves 39 destinations across Europe and North America including London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco and Chicago. I hope it becomes a daily soon. "We will be flying to more Indian cities", the CEO said.

Mogensen said that the airline has studied potential new destinations in India and will reveal its future plans to connect them to Iceland and North America within the next 12 months. So passengers travelling to the United States will have a stop over at Reykjavik - acting as a hub for the airline - and then take a Wow flight to the US. So flying between India and North America via Reykjavik is the shortest one-stop flights. Nearly 20,000 India and North America everyday and over 80% of them fly with one or two stops. The airport lost regular nonstop transatlantic service in 2003 when American Airlines ended flights to London. Download The for your English and other languages.

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