Soon: Delhi-New York for just Rs 13500, courtesy this budget carrier

WOW air to enter India offers Rs 13,499 fare for 15 North American cities

A Wow Air flight will take off from Delhi in morning hours and will take about 11 hours to reach Reykjavic.

The airline will have 5 direct flights a week between New Delhi and Keflavik airport in Iceland that will connect to multiple destinations in North America and Europe. The special fare is available for travel only from January 10 through March 31 next year when booked with a return trip.

Wow Air, which would be flying an Airbus A330 Neo to India and operate five days a week, now serves 39 destinations across Europe and North America including London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco and Chicago. So if you've already started thinking of all the things you're going to do in NY as soon as you land, we'll show you where to find these tickets and how to get them. The airline offers seating options, ranging from basic economy to premium. The cheapest available round-trip flights start at $398, but you will only be able to bring a personal item (seven inches by 13 inches by 10 inches)-for carry-on or checked bags, you'll have to pay ($50 or $70, each way). Besides, 80 per cent of them travel with a stop over, he said.

But before you and your squad make a beeline to book your tickets, please note that as with all other good things in life, this too comes with a catch.

"While the Wow basic introductory fare will be priced at Rs. 13,499 with taxes, the "Wow premium" fares at the other end will be priced from Rs. 46,599 onwards including taxes", the airline's founder and chief executive officer Skuli Mogensen said.

However, the low fares come at a price - passengers must go via Iceland and the cheapest seats only allow one piece of hand luggage. Here's the skinny on this particular deal, so you don't rack up charges unknowingly.

The flight will also be making a 6 hour 50 min stopover at Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport before proceeding on to NY.

While UK travellers using the service will initially travel west, the airline expects its competitive fares to still entice those looking to keep their costs down.



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