Nordic budget carrier WOW Air kicks off its first connection to Asia with a direct service between Iceland and India
While operating a number of transatlantic flights, Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has decided to add connections to Asia.
Initially, the flights on Airbus A330neo will be operated three times a week. From January 2019, the aircraft will take off five times per week.
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“We are delighted to announce our network expansion to India,” said WOW Air chief executive Skúli Mogensen.
“This exciting new route is an important milestone in the growth of WOW Air and signifies our continuing mission to open the skies and enable even greater travel possibilities, always at the best rates possible.”
While it will require passengers travel west, the airline aims to offer competitively low prices for the route as a significant advantage. The Gatwick-Reykjavik connection operates twice daily.
The route also adds a cheap connection from North America to India.
In comparison to the plethora of low-cost transatlantic flights, budget-friendly long-haul operations between Europe and Asia are still outnumbered.
Scoot has linked Singapore with Berlin Tegel and Athens, while Primera Air is about to develop its leisure long-haul business with routes to India and Africa.