WOW air links Iceland to Asia for the very first time

WOW air Reykjavik/Keflavik to Delhi

WOW air Reykjavik/Keflavik to Delhi

WOW air launched flights to Delhi on 6 December, with Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport baking this outstanding Taj Mahal-themed cake to mark the inaugural service. Pictured with the first flight crew alongside the showstopper before departure are T. Armstrong Changsan, Ambassador of India to Iceland, and Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air.

  • WOW air initiated the first-ever scheduled non-stop connection between Iceland and Asia on 6 December, the day in which it began a three times weekly service from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) to Delhi (DEL). Operated using the airline’s A330-300s, the 7,625-kilometre route becomes the airline’s longest sector based on OAG data. “To date, Keflavik Airport has only had direct flights to Europe and North America. With 27% of international visitors to Iceland coming from destinations outside of these regions, and with this market having grown by 11% during the first nine months of 2018, it is great to see WOW air expanding Keflavik’s global reach with non-stop flights to Delhi,” commented Hlynur Sigurdsson, Commercial Director, Isavia, on the route opening. Adding further information, Sigurdsson stated: “We also understand that these flights not only bring a direct connection to Asia, but we know too of the important cultural and strong relations between India and North America. With this being the only low-cost option for passengers between these two global regions, we are happy to support WOW air in offering a new travel option to the six million passengers that fly between the two regions each year.”

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