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16 May 2018, 09:54 | Joann Bryant
Skúli Mogensen The CEO and owner of WOW air has big plans for the future
Founder and CEO of Wow Air, Skuli Mogensen at a press conference to announce the launch of the airlines' India operations, in New Delhi on Tuesday. For flights to India, these tickets start at $699, which sounds like a lot until you compare it to a business class seat on any other airline-which start at $3,000 from the East Coast.
The 's founder and CEO, Skuli Mogensen, said launch one-way fares for flights from Delhi to Reykjavik and beyond to USA destinations like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will be Rs 13,499 (all-inclusive) for basic economy. So passengers travelling to the USA will have a stop over at Reykjavik - acting as a hub for the airline - and then take a Wow flight to the US.
Service to DEL will be available from 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).
Besides, the airline said that it will offer 4 fare options - WOW basic, WOW plus, WOW comfy and WOW premium.
"If you look at flights from India to North America, they actually go directly above Iceland", Mogensen said.
Further, he said the "fares can absorb the rising crude oil prices unless it breaches the $100 mark".
According to airline's website, travellers to NY will take 20 hours and would stop over for a couple of hours at Iceland's capital Reykjavik.
According to the low fare transatlantic airline, its India operations will commence from December 7, 2018 with five direct flights a week between New Delhi and Keflavik airport "subject to final completion of regulatory formalities".
Skúli Mogensen, founder, Wow Air, said: "We are delighted to announce our network expansion in to India".
"Our target segment is a customer for whom it is not acceptable to waste money", Mogensen said. But once you're on their page, don't directly fill your travel details into the box that says "Book Your Flight". The launch of this service they will offer more choice of travel to them.
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