AirI­taly, WOW air be­gin op­er­a­tions in In­dia; of­fer di­rect flights from Delhi

AirI­taly plans in­ter­line agree­ment with Vis­tara

The Hindu Business Line - - NEWS -

With AirI­taly and WOW air start­ing their flights to In­dia, trav­ellers from Delhi to the West seem to have more op­tions. Both the air­lines will op­er­ate three times a week.

While AirI­taly will link Delhi to Mi­lan, the low-cost Ice­landic car­rier WOW air will of­fer non-stop ser­vices to Reyk­javik.

AirI­taly and WOW air are of­fer­ing im­me­di­ate con­nec­tions to the United States, while WOW also of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to fly to Cana­dian cities also.

AirI­taly, in which Qatar Air­ways has a 49 per cent stake, is a full ser­vice air­line with seats in econ­omy and Ice­land For­eign Minister Gud­lau­gur Thor Thor­dar­son (right) and WOW air Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Ki­ran Jain pose with air­line crew mem­bers while an­nounc­ing the car­rier’s in­au­gu­ral flight in

New Delhi on Fri­day

busi­ness class. Ad­dress­ing a news con­fer­ence to an­nounce the AirI­taly flight, Rossen Dim­itrov, Chief Op­er­at­ing Of­fi­cer, also said that the air­line will start ser­vices from Mi­lan to Mumbai from De­cem­ber 14 this year.

“We did not have the right in­fra­struc­ture in place nor per­son­nel or sales team,” he

replied when asked why the air­line de­cided to push back the launch of its In­dia ser­vices. The air­line had ini­tially an­nounced that the flights to In­dia will be launched in Oc­to­ber this year.

AirI­taly also plans to have an ar­range­ment with Vis­tara which will help pas­sen­gers ar­riv­ing on the for­eign air­line to con­nect to more des­ti­na­tions in the coun­try on the In­dian air­line.

Ki­ran Jain, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, WOW air, said that the launch of the flight meant that pas­sen­gers from In­dia will be able to con­nect to 13 des­ti­na­tions in North Amer­ica in­clud­ing Chicago, Wash­ing­ton DC, Or­lando and New York within 145 min­utes of ar­riv­ing in Reyk­javik.

AFP

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