Offering the first direct connection between India and Iceland, WOW Air has started direct flights between Delhi and Reykjavik. The trip further connects to North America and Europe from Reykjavik.
Iceland’s budget airline will provide the service thrice a week between the destinations. The inaugural flight to Iceland was flagged off from Indira Gandhi International Airport last Friday.
Lowest Air Fare Between Iceland and India
According to Kiran Jain, Managing Director of WOW Air, the airline targets the customers who require ultra-low fares from India to transatlantic destinations. “There is no cheaper way to get to North America and Canada from India. You pay for what you use,” she added.
WOW Air is a budget air travel service provider, where passengers require to buy and avail additional services such as baggage, seats and meals.
WOW airline is undergoing a significant restructuring at present, with a major downsize recently. Iceland’s prime air travel service provider Icelandair had earlier agreed to acquire WOW Air, but the contract remains undecided. Meanwhile, Indigo Partners, an equity firm expressed interest in investing in WOW Air, and the agreement is said to be in place.
“We are in the middle of restructuring and will decide on the fleet size. Currently, we own one Airbus A330,” commented Kiran Jain, Managing Director of WOW Air.
Flights Between Delhi and Milan
Meanwhile, in another development, Air Italy has also started providing services between Delhi and Milan thrice a week. The service that starts from 14 December will have 24 business class and 228 economy seats in its Airbus A330 aircraft. The passengers can also avail onboard Wi-Fi facility after the flight crosses the Indian border.
“We have started flights to New York JFK, Miami earlier this year from our hub Milan Malpensa (MXP)and will add Los Angeles and San Francisco to our network in 2019. Our guests from India can have seamless transfers to these to these flights. We are a full-service carrier with no hidden charges,” Rossen Dimitrov Air Italy COO said.