WOW Air inaugurates service between Iceland and India

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Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air has started its new service between Reykjavik, Iceland and Delhi, India on Thursday. The new route is operated by the carrier’s Airbus A330-300 aircraft and served three times per week.

We are very excited to start flying to New Delhi in December. […] It’s clear that there is a great need for affordable travel between North America and Delhi,“ said Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW Air, when the low-cost airline announced its planned route to Delhi. “Our mission is to enable everybody to fly by offering very reasonable prices to all our destinations and as a result hopefully more people will have the opportunity to see the World.

WOW Air, founded in 2011, is currently struggling due to financial issues. After a majority investment in WOW Air by competitor Icelandair failed, the low-cost carrier has recently announced a new agreement with Indigo Partners LCC, a company known for owning other low-cost carriers, including Frontier Airlines and WizzAir.

Meanwhile, the airline reduced its fleet and now operates only one remaining Airbus A330-300 (instead of three) and 15 A320 family aircraft (A320neo, A321 & A321neo). WOW Air also announced in October that it is suspending five destinations in its United States network. More route suspensions are likely to follow, as the carrier will be unable to operate its routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco due to the reduced size of its long haul fleet.