10 DECEMBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 10 DECEMBER 2018

Iceland – Asia first non-stop link

Keflavik Airport has gained its first non-stop link between Iceland and Asia with the launch by Wow air last week of a three-a-week service to Delhi using 345-seat Airbus A330-300s.

The further expansion by Wow offers the first direct flight to Asia and a low-cost option for passengers between India and North America via a seamless transfer at Keflavik. The airport to date has had direct flights to Europe and North America only.

Airport operator Isavia commercial director Hlynur Sigurdsson said: “With 27% of international visitors to Iceland coming from destinations outside 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.

“There are also strong cultural relations between India and North America. With this low-cost option for passengers, we are happy to support Wow in offering a new travel option to the 6m passengers that fly between the two regions each year.”

The addition of Delhi to Keflavik’s network tops another record-breaking year for the European hub with just under 10m passengers using Keflavik this year –making 2018 the ninth consecutive year of double-digit passenger growth.



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