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Wow Air launches its first route to India

Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 935285.

Wow Air (Keflavik), despite its financial concerns, today (December 7) launched its new route to Delhi, India.

The new route will operate three a week  using its only 345-seat Airbus A330-300 (TF-GAY).

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 935285.

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Indigo Partners and Wow Air discussions progressing

Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098)  CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 944647.

Indigo Partners has issued this update:

Indigo Partners and Wow Air initiated diligence meetings this week in Reykjavik as the initial steps to a potential Indigo investment after the signing of a term sheet last week.  A team from Indigo Partners spent the last two days with Wow Air management to review the business and opportunities of the airline going forward.

The overall process is progressing and both parties are working to finalize the investment.

Issues remaining include Wow’s planned network development, vendor contracts including aircraft leases and certain waivers from Wow’s bondholders. 

“We are very pleased with the visit from Indigo Partners and it’s clear that we can learn a lot from Bill Franke and his team on how to build a successful low cost airline.  I don’t think we can find a better and more experienced partner to bring WOW air to the next level,” said Skuli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air.

Wow is advised in this transaction by Plane View Partners LLC, the U.S. air transportation advisory firm.

About Indigo Partners

Indigo Partners is a private equity firm established by W. A. Franke in 2003 to pursue acquisitions and strategic investments in the air transportation and related industries. The firm was a lead investor in Tiger Airways based in Singapore and Spirit Airlines based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and maintains lead investments in Wizz Air Holdings, Plc, a ULCC with multiple bases in Central and Eastern Europe; Frontier Airlines, a ULCC based in Denver; Volaris Airlines, a ULCC based in Mexico City; and JetSMART, a ULCC based in Chile. Indigo is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Top Copyright Photo: Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098) CDG (Jacques Guillem). Image: 944647.

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Wow Air introduces new Wow Premium Fares

Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 933641.

Wow Air, Iceland’s ultra-low-fare transatlantic airline, announces WOW premium, a new full-service ticket bundle that is perfect for the business or leisure traveler seeking a more inclusive travel experience. This new offering from Wow Air will rival similar business services offered on legacy carriers with the fares remaining closer to what consumers have come to know and expect from the innovative Icelandic airline.

The WOW premium ticket bundle includes: the WOW air BigSeat, featuring a wider seat with a foot rest and at least 37 inches of legroom; priority boarding and fast track security; an in-flight meal and drinks; two checked bags; one carry-on item; one personal item; and no change fee for rescheduling and cancellation protection.

WOW premium is an enhanced version of the WOW biz offering that was announced in 2017.

“We have received great interest from businesses that want to provide their employees that travel a more comfortable experience at affordable prices that are not currently available,” says Skúli Mogensen, founder and CEO of WOW air. “We believe we can be a leader in this market by offering a premium product at half the price of our competitors and look forward to continuing to lower prices over the Atlantic.”

For a limited time, travelers can purchase select one-way WOW premium fares to Iceland from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and New York (EWR and JFK) for as low as $399*. Additionally, WOW air is offering select one-way WOW premium fares from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO) and New York (EWR and JFK) to Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG) and London (LGW and STN) via Iceland for as low as $599*.

More information about each ticket package available from WOW air is available here:

WOW basic

WOW plus

WOW comfy

WOW premium

  • Flight ticket
  • 1 personalitem up to a maximum of 42x32x25cm/ 17x13x10in.

  • Flight ticket
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on bag up to a maximum of 56x45x25cm/22x18x10in (12kg/26 lbs).
  • 1 checked bag.
  • Standard seat selection.

  • Flight ticket
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on bag
  • 1 checked in bag.
  • Cancellation protection. Ensures a refund if a customer cancels a flight reservation due to unavoidable reasons. More on cancellation protection here.
  • Seat reservation. XL (seat pitch: 32 – 33″) or XXL (seat pitch: 35″+). Best extra legroom seat available.

  • Flight ticket
  • 1 personal item.
  • 1 carry-on bag.
  • 2 checked bags
  • Cancellation protection. Ensures a refund if a customer cancels a flight reservation due to unavoidable reasons. More on cancellation protection here.
  • BigSeat. Our biggest and most comfortable seat with a seat pitch: 37″ -45″)
  • Fast Track Security at KEF airport in Iceland. Separate security lane through security control. Quicker access to the departure hall.
  • Priority boarding (all airports). Early boarding means plenty of overhead baggage space and more time to get comfortable on board.
  • In-flight meal. Delicious meal from our exclusive pre-order menu or food and drink from the WOW ME catalog on board.
  • No change fee

*Flights from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (EWR & JFK) to Iceland (KEF), Amsterdam (AMS), Paris (CDG) and London (LGW & STN) via Iceland. Based on lowest one-way WOW premium fare booked on www.wowair.us. Includes all taxes, fees and carrier charges. Available for travel April – June & September – October, 2018. The offer applies for 375 seats on selected flights, only when booking round trip flights. Subject to availability. Lowest advertised fare is exclusive to MyWOW members.

Copyright Photo: Wow Air Airbus A330-343 TF-GAY (msn 1098) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 933641.

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