N America flight starting Rs 27000 from Dec

N America flight starting Rs 27000 from Dec

For price conscious Indian travellers, global air travel is becoming more affordable.

Iceland's budget transatlantic airline Wow Air on Tuesday announced the launch of its services from Delhi to multiple destinations in North America and Europe via Reykjavik from December this year, which will start at a fare of Rs 13,499.

Wow Air founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Skuli Mogensen said at a press conference that the company which picked New Delhi as the first city to start service in Asia is offering a one-way economy class fare from India's capital to destinations like Iceland, US, Canada and London starting from Rs13,499 inclusive of taxes.

Service to Delhi will be available from nine U.S. cities - 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). "We are targetting the smart traveller", Mogensen said. These include The Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and the Qutub Minar.

WOW air will use brand new Airbus A330neo aircrafts on the Delhi route, which are outfitted with the new WOW premium seats offering at least 37 inches of legroom.

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Service will be available through nine airports including St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

For more information and bookings, visit WOW's website. The special fare is available for travel only from January 10 through March 31 next year when booked with a return trip. Based on lowest one-way WOW Basic fare booked on www.wowair.us. Here's the skinny on this particular deal, so you don't rack up charges unknowingly. The offer is limited to 4,200 seats on selected flights.

WOW Air, which will be flying A-330 Neo to India, now serves 39 destinations across Europe and including Chicago, Toronto, London and Paris.

Wow Air will offer connections to 15 North American cities including Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco from India, apart from connecting flights to European cities. WOW air boasts one of the world's youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of just 2 years. Internationally, in some countries, short haul budget airlines get access to separate airports with lower levies and taxes, that help them maintain the cost advantage, said Shah.

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