Monday, November 05, 2018

WOW Air says will fly to India, after Icelandair agrees to buy it

New Delhi: Iceland’s low cost carrier WOW Air, which has been in the news in India for offering rock bottom fares to its hub Reykjavik and beyond to North America, is going to be acquired by the country’s flag carrier Icelandair. Wow was supposed to start flight between Delhi and Reykjavik from December 7 and its founder-CEO Skuli Mogensen told TOI after the deal with Icelandair was announced that “Nothing will change! We will of course continue to fly to India.”
While announcing its India launch this May, Mogensen had spoken about fares from Delhi to US and back starting at as low as Rs 27,000. He had then said one-way fares for flights from Delhi to Reykjavik and beyond to US destinations like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and European ones like London will start at Rs 13,499 (all-inclusive) for basic economy. These starting fares, that allowed only a small carry-on like laptop bag, to be carried on board as other things like meals, check-in bags and seat selection were to be charged separately, had generated lot of interest among Indian flyers.
05/11/189 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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