Wow Air Will Fly You to India-For $199 Each Way

Diwan-i-Am at the Red Fort in Delhi

Rapidly expanding Icelandic LCC WOW Air has started its strategic shift toward Asia, firming plans to launch flights between Reykjavik in Iceland and Delhi in India.

The airline said in a statement "A one-way ticket to Iceland, U.S., Canada and London in the economy category called WOW basic will start from ₹13,499 (including taxes) while the business class fares termed as WOW premium will be priced from ₹46,599 onwards (including taxes),".

"The one way fair under the "Wow basic" includes all taxes but excludes meal and check in baggage, which will be charged separately".

Service to Delhi will be available from nine USA cities - Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI), Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).

Operating three times a week, the route from Iceland to Delhi will be serviced by the airline's new A330neo wide body jet liner, increasing to five times per week from January 2019.

Besides, the airline said that it will offer 4 fare options - WOW basic, WOW plus, WOW comfy and WOW premium.

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About 20,000 Indians travel to North America on a daily basis and they will have more choice of travel. Passengers will take off from London Gatwick, with a stop-over in Iceland, before the ten-and-a-half hour onward journey to Delhi.

Wow Air will offer connections to 15 North American cities including Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco from India, apart from connecting flights to European cities.

Further, he said the "fares can absorb the rising crude oil prices unless it breaches the $100 mark".

"Our target segment is a customer for whom it is not acceptable to waste money", Mogensen said. Besides, 80 per cent of them travel with a stop over, he said.

While UK travellers using the service will initially travel west, the airline expects its competitive fares to still entice those looking to keep their costs down.

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