Low-cost airline Wow Air is to launch flights to India from its Icelandic hub, from December 6, 2018. The carrier flies from London Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh fin the UK or connections to Iceland. The new flight is then a ten-and-a-half hour onward journey to Delhi.

The route marks the next step in the carrier’s cross continental expansion, following the launches of a series of transatlantic services over the past three years.

The airline says fares will start from as little as £149 one way including taxes, or from £499 one-way including taxes for premium.

Connections to the flight from the U.S will come 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).

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.”

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

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