Wow Air launches London-Delhi flight via Iceland

India Gate, Delhi

WOW AIR EXPANSION:  FLIGHTS FROM LONDON TO DELHI VIA ICELAND

FROM JUST £149 LAUNCHING DEC 2018

Low-cost airline WOW air has today announced flights to India from its Icelandic hub, the airline’s first destination in South Asia.

From 6 December, those looking to travel to Delhi will be able to take off from London Gatwick and enjoy a short stop-over in Iceland before the ten and a half hour onward journey to India’s vibrant capital territory.

The route is the first step in the carrier’s next phase of cross continental expansion, having launched a plethora of transatlantic services over the past three years. While UK travellers using the service will initially travel west, the airline expects its competitive fares to still entice those looking to keep their costs down.

Fares start from as little as £149* one way including taxes, or for passengers looking for a more luxe experience WOW premium** prices start from just £499 one-way including taxes.

Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We are delighted to announce our network expansion in to India. 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.”

Serviced by the airline’s brand new A330neo wide body jet liner, the new route to Delhi will operate three times per week from Iceland, increasing to five times per week from January 2019. Flights from London Gatwick to Reykjavik operate twice daily.

WOW air currently serves 38 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada. For more information, or to book tickets please visit: www.wowair.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:

* Based on lowest one-way, WOW Basic package fare from LGW-DEL, including taxes, when booked at www.wowair.co.uk. Not including booking/baggage fees.

** The WOW premium package includes a ‘Big Seat’ complete with foot rest and 37-45 inch pitch, priority boarding, Fast Track security clearance, an inflight meal and beverages, two checked bags plus a carry-on, and the ability to reschedule or cancel a booking without incurring a fee.

Flight Schedule:
WW322   KEF – DEL    11:40 – 21:45 UTC / 11:40 – 03:15 Local

WW323   DEL – KEF    01:30 – 13:20 UTC / 07:00 – 13:20 Local

For further press information please contact:
Rachel Sewell / Elsa Findlay / Katie Raby / Stuart Fyfe
T:       +44 (0) 20 3440 8930
E:       teamwow@rooster.co.uk

About WOW air

WOW air is Iceland’s ultra-low-cost transatlantic airline offering cheap fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers.

WOW air flies twice-daily from London Gatwick to Reykjavik. As of spring 2018, the airline will serve 38 destinations across Europe, North America and Canada, including London, Edinburgh, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and New York.

Created in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world’s youngest fleets, with an average aircraft age of just 2.9 years.

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

Edinburgh added to Wow Air’s UK destinations

Wow Air Freyja2

Edinburgh will become Wow Air’s third UK departure point starting this July.

Tickets for flights beginning 13 July 2016 are now on sale from just £39 to Reykjavik and £125 to the USA and Canada (one way, including taxes).

Flights will depart Edinburgh International Airport for Reykjavik twice weekly between July and October. Onward passengers will have a short stopover before continuing on to one of the airline’s North American destinations – Boston, Washington D.C., Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Wow Air A320

Skuli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air, said: “We’re very pleased to announce Edinburgh as our third UK departure point given the success we’ve seen with advance bookings on the recently announced Bristol route and of course our original route from London. We know that Scottish travellers are an intrepid sort, keen to explore unique and mountainous landscapes so we hope to open up Iceland to many more Scots with our service. With our ultra-low-cost £125 fares to North America this summer, the choice for Scottish holidaymakers just widened.”

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: “Iceland is an increasingly popular destination for Scottish holidaymakers and this new route also increases choice of flying between Scotland and the United States. WOW air are a very welcome new airline to Edinburgh Airport; they have rightly recognised the increasing demand for connectivity to and from Scotland. This news further bolsters Edinburgh Airport’s position as the leader for business and tourism connectivity between Scotland and international destinations.”

Wow Air A320

A320 aircraft will operate the Edinburgh to Reykjavik flight with single-class A321 and A330-300 aircraft operating the routes between Iceland and North America. WOW air offers a standard seat pitch of 30 inches with the option to increase this to 35 inches on the North American legs of the journey for a small fee.

Flight times

WW860 KEF – EDI 07:50 – 11:10 Local    Wed & Sun

WW861 EDI – KEF 12:20 – 13:50 Local    Wed & Sun

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