Wow Air Launches Ultra-Low-Cost Service from O'Hare to New DelhiHot Buzz

August 29, 2018 12:12
Wow Air Launches Ultra-Low-Cost Service from O'Hare to New Delhi

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Icelandic budget carrier Wow Air is launching service from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to New Delhi beginning in December, with one-way flights starting at $199.

The new service, announced Tuesday, likewise will add flights to New Delhi from six other United States metro areas: Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Detroit, and San Francisco. The flights will run through Iceland to reach the fast-growing Indian capital.

"We are very excited to start flying to New Delhi in December," Skuli Mogensen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wow, said in a news release. "It's clear that there is a great need for affordable travel between North America and Delhi."

Wow will fly new Airbus A330 jets on the New Delhi route. Wow spokeswoman Svana Fridriksdottir said: The service will launch in December with three flights a week from O'Hare via Reykjavik and will ramp up to five days a week beginning in January.

He further said: The $199 price is for select Chicago to New Delhi flights from January to March, and the fare - which includes a small personal item but no carry-on or checked luggage - is subject to availability. The return flight is at the full fare, Fridriksdottir said.

A search on Wow's website for one-way return flights to Chicago in January showed fares ranging from $344.99 to $799.99, which also don't include carry-on or checked luggage.

By Sowmya Sangam

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