WOW Air confirms India in new eastern push

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For price conscious Indian travellers, worldwide air travel is becoming more affordable.

Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air will add India to its network on December 5, operating five flights per week between Reykjavik and India. The route will launch December 5, 2018, giving business and leisure travelers affordable and easy access to the heart of 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),".

Meanwhile those in the USA can fly from Newark, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles and St. Louis.

Delhi, a popular travel destination, provides visitors with magical sights, sounds, smells and tastes of its endless bazaars, as well as some of the world's prominent heritage sites.

St. Louis Lambert International Airport is among seven US airports targeted for the special fares to India.

For more information and bookings, visit WOW's website. Based on lowest one-way WOW Basic fare booked on www.wowair.us. The special fare is available for travel only from January 10 through March 31 next year when booked with a return trip. You will be charged for carrying any additional baggage. The offer is limited to 4,200 seats on selected flights.

Wow Air is offering one way fares between India's capital, New Delhi, and American cities like New York, Washington and Chicago for as little as $199 (approx Dh730), with a stop in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavic, the company said in a statement.

Wow Air, which plans to fly its new Airbus A330neo aircraft to Delhi, will have to compete with Middle Eastern carriers such as Emirates and Etihad Airways that now dominate passenger traffic from India to the West.

WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-priced airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.

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