Flights to the United States (US) and Europe are set to get much cheaper from December this year as Iceland-based low fare airline Wow Air announced the launch of its flight operations in India.
The airline will operate five direct flights a week between New Delhi and Keflavik airport in Iceland, as reported by Economic Times. A one-way ticket to the US and UK will reportedly be priced at Rs 13,499 including taxes.
“To be offered in 4 exciting fare options: WOW basic, WOW plus, WOW comfy & WOW premium, the airline will introduce never-before seen fares to their transatlantic destinations for Indian travellers. A one-way ticket to Iceland, US, Canada and London in economy category called WOW basic will start from Rs 13,499 while the business class fares termed as WOW premium will be priced from Rs 46,599 onwards,” the airline said during the launch.
The fares announced by the airline make Wow the cheapest way to reach North America at the moment. The flights will begin from 7 December and will connect New Delhi to multiple locations in North America and Europe via Iceland.
India is the fastest growing domestic as well as international aviation market as flyer numbers have exploded at the back of low-cost flying options being introduced by several airlines. Wow is the latest to join the bunch.
“Our launch is in sync with India’s aviation growth story and we look forward to being part of it with our very affordable fares to North America and Europe on board brand new Airbus A330neos. It is also a major milestone for WOW air as we are now connecting Asia with our extensive network in North America and Europe, making Iceland a global hub,” Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder of Wow Air said at the launch.