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WOW air an Icelandic low-cost carrier to offer Delhi-New York fares from just Rs. 13,499

For many Indians flying West consistently, there’s another carrier around the local area. Also, it’s super cheap. Iceland’s trans-Atlantic transporter Wow Air Ehf, which offers ease flights through its center point in Reykjavik, is entering India with tickets to the US at $199 beginning Dec. 7. That would be the primary nitty gritty choice to travellers flying out from India to North America’s eastern seaboard.

Wow Air’s tickets on Airbus SE A330neo flying machine will be evaluated at half of what full-benefit bearers like Emirates Airline offer, Chief Executive Officer Skuli Mogensen said in a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday. The charges aren’t simply starting, he said.

“If you look at flights from India to North America, they actually go directly above Iceland,” Mogensen said. “So Iceland is the perfect hub for India to North America traffic. It has a superior connecting time than what people currently use — London, Dubai, Frankfurt or Amsterdam.”

India will overtake UK to become the third-largest aviation market with 278 million passengers by 2025, according to International Air Transport Association. The market will contribute $172 billion to the nation’s economy, more than doubling from the current $72 billion, according to IATA.

Middle-eastern carriers typically offer one of the cheapest fares from India to the US. For a flight to New York from New Delhi on June 15, Turkish Airlines was offering the cheapest fare at $420 with a stop in Istanbul, while Emirates was for $510. Air India had the cheapest non-stop flight at $660. United Airlines sold tickets at $940, according to online travel agent MakeMyTrip.com.

The New Delhi-Reykjavik leg would take about 10.5 hours, and another 5.5 hours to New York after a two-hour lay over. Of the total 365 seats in the aircraft, 42 would be premium. All luggage barring a laptop-sized bag will be charged additionally, except for some premium-class seats. The carrier will offer connections to 15 North American cities including Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco from India, apart from connecting flights to European cities.

So, are you flying with WOW Air on your next trip to USA?

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