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WOW air to introduce direct flights between Iceland and India in December

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  • Skúli Mogensen The CEO and owner of WOW air has big plans for the future. Photo/Anton Brink

The Icelandic budget airline WOW air has announced it will start direct flights between Iceland and Delhi in India on December 6. The airline will fly five times each week between Keflavík and Dehli. Dehli is the second Asian destination for WOW air. Last year the airline added Tel Aviv in Israel to its route map. 

Read more: Icelandic budget airline WOW air plans direct flights to Asia in 2018

WOW air has announced ambitious plans for an extensive route map in Asia, offering flights between North American destinations and Asia, with a stop-over in Iceland. In recent years the cross Atlantic stop-over flights have been the major driver of growth for WOW air.

WOW and the other Icelandic airline, Icelandair, have lacked aircraft with sufficient range to offer flights from Keflavík to Asian destinations. Last year, however, WOW purchased new Airbus A330neo wide body jetliners (sometimes called "jumbo jets") which can fly to destinations in Asia. Skúli Mogensen, the owner and CEO of WOW air has previously said that Asia is a major future growth market for the airline.

The flight between Delhi and Keflavík will take 10.5 hours. 

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