WOW air to introduce direct flights between Iceland and India in December

Delhi is part of the Golden Triangle which includes the Taj Mahal

Delhi is part of the Golden Triangle which includes the Taj Mahal Credit Newmarket Holidays

Budget air is in it for the long haul: Wow Air announced a new route servicing Delhi from nine US cities, starting December.

Meanwhile those in the U.S. can fly from Newark, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago O'Hare, Pittsburgh, Detroit, San Francisco, Los Angeles and St. Louis. WOW Air founder and CEO Skuli Mogensen is looking to create a network of 14-15 eastern destinations to balance its transatlantic presence.

Iceland falls on the regular route taken by carriers who fly out of India to the USA and flying via Reykjavik would be the shortest one-stop flight, the airline said.

The Icelandic airline's move comes at a time when Indian budget carriers IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, and SpiceJet have said they are drawing up plans to launch low cost long haul flights, including to Europe and the United States. And just a 125 mile road trip from Delhi is the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

WOW air service will launch the services in December departing from London Gatwick, via Reykjavik's Kefavik Airport and then on to Delhi.

Service will be available through nine airports including St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. There are only 4,200 of them, valid for travel between January 10 and March 31, 2019, so if you want the best deal, book fast: After those sell out, one-ways rise to $399 (still a damn good deal). So flying between India and North America via Reykjavik is the shortest one-stop flights.

The airline services 38 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Montreal and Toronto.

Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Airbus A330 models. WOW air was also ranked as the 7th best low-priced airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.

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