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WOW air links Iceland to Asia for the very first time

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Mon, 12/10/2018 - 03:11
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T. Armstrong Changsan, Ambassador of India to Iceland; Björn Óli Hauksson, CEO, Isavia; and Skúli Mogensen, CEO, WOW air, cut the ribbon to officially launch WOW air’s new service from Keflavik to Delhi.

The service will operate three times weekly using 345-seat A330-300s, with the route not only offering the first direct flight to Asia.

WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first non-stop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. Launched today, the service will operate three times weekly using 345-seat A330-300s, with the route not only offering the first direct flight to Asia, but also provides the only low-cost option for passengers travelling between India and North America via a seamless transfer at Keflavik.

Commenting on the opening of the airport’s first ever service to Asia, Hlynur Sigurdsson, Commercial Director, Isavia which handles the operation and development of all airports in Iceland, commented: “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.” Adding further to this, Sigurdsson said: “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.”

The addition of Delhi to Keflavik’s network tops what has been another record-breaking year for the European hub. Just under 10 million passengers having passed through Keflavik Airport this year, making 2018 the ninth consecutive year of double-digit passenger growth, with traffic having grown by 12% versus 2017.

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