Lonely Planet Writer

You can now fly cheaply from Europe and the US to India

If you are looking for a bargain flight to India, Iceland-based airline Wow air has announced flights from Delhi to select North American and European destinations starting in December 2018. One caveat is that the flights will be routed via Keflavik airport in Reykjavik, but the carrier says it’s confident that its fares will convince holidaymakers that the journey is worth the stopover.

The Taj Mahal in India. Image: Adrian Pope/Getty Images

The airline will fly directly between Delhi and Keflavik airport five times per week, and will further connect to multiple destinations in both North America, including 15 cities, and Europe. There will be four seat options, ranging from Wow basic to Wow plus, Wow comfy and Wow premium. When it comes to cost, a one-way economy ticket to Iceland, US, Canada and London will start from Rs 13,499 (€169/$199), including taxes but excluding meals and check-in baggage. This will undoubtedly suit those who are looking for the lowest possible fare with no frills.

Holy town Varanasi and bank of the Ganges river in India. Image: Narvikk/Getty Images

For those who prefer a bit of comfort, business class fares will be priced from Rs 46,599 (€583/$688) and they come with two checked bags, a carry-on bag, a larger seat, priority boarding and an in-flight meal. Wow Air currently serves 39 destinations across Europe and North America, and the new service to Delhi will be onboard the airline’s new A330neo aircraft. Economy passengers will receive a seat pitch of up to 31 inches and width of 17 inches, while “Big Seat” guests will have 37 inches of pitch and width.

Gadi Sagar Lake in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India. Image: Alexander Mazurkevich/Shutterstock

“It is a major milestone for Wow air as we are now connecting Asia with our extensive network in North America and Europe, making Iceland a global hub,” says Wow CEO, Skúli Mogensen.

For further information on the flights and booking, see here.