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Iceland's Wow Air announces services from Delhi to US, Europe via Reykjavik

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Iceland's budget transatlantic today announced the launch of its services from to multiple destinations in and via from December this year.

The also said that it is offering an introductory basic fare of Rs 13,499 to the in Iceland's capital and from there to other destinations in and

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

"While the Wow basic introductory fare will be priced at Rs 13,499 with taxes, the 'Wow premium' fares at the other end will be priced from Rs 46,599 onwards including taxes," the airline's said. The other two fare options are 'Wow plus' and 'Wow comfy'.

Wow Air, which would be flying an A330 Neo to and operate five days a week, currently serves 39 destinations across and including London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, and

Passengers travelling to the US will have a stop over at -- acting as a hub for the -- and then take a Wow flight to the US.

According to the airline's website, travelling to with a couple of hours stop-over at Reykjavik, would take about 20 hours.

"The airline will have five direct flights a week between New and that will connect to multiple destinations in North America and Europe," Mogensen told reporters here, adding that in due course they will offer and operate from other Indian destinations.

falls on the regular route taken by carriers who fly out of to the US and flying via would be the shortest one-stop flight, the airline said.

Mogensen said he was optimistic about the success of the airline in

About 20,000 Indians travel to North America on a daily basis and they will have more choice of travel. Besides, 80 per cent of them travel with a stop over, he said.

In response to a question, Mogensen said the fare could go up depending upon factors, "though the high cannot be three to five times".

Further, he said the "fares can absorb the rising unless it breaches the USD 100 mark".

The website showed the basic fare at Rs 24,999 for a ticket on December 7 and Rs 54,499 in the premium segment, reflecting the increased demand since the announcement by the airline.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 17:35 IST