New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) The direct flight service between Delhi and Reykjavik by Iceland’s budget transatlantic airline Wow Air will begin from December 7, the country’s envoy today said. Also Read - Delhi Woman Attacked With 'Acid' by Husband After She Refuses to Back to His Village

Addressing a gathering here, during a seminar on ‘India-Nordic Partnership: An idea whose time has come’, Ambassador of Iceland to India, Thorir Ibsen, also said that tourism is major area of focus for the country and the number of Indians travelling to his country are rising. Also Read - IPL 2021 Auction Live Updates List of Released/ Retained Players: CSK Retain Suresh Raina

“India and Iceland have good diplomatic ties for the last several years. India is not a conventional traditional market for us. But there are several areas like bio-tech, IT, renewable energy, where we want to go for in India in future,” he said. Also Read - Ahead of Sushant Singh Rajput Birth Anniversary, His Fans Trend 'One Day To SSR Birthday'

“Tourism is another area of focus, and a lot of people from Iceland are travelling to India and, the number of visas issued from our embassy here has also gone up, but we would like more people to travel.

“So, I am happy to share that the direct flight service from Delhi to Iceland will start from December, and the first flight will be on December 7,” the envoy said.

The flight service will be offered by Iceland’s budget transatlantic airline Wow Air.

“There will be five flights a week. The flight time between Delhi and Reykjavik would be 11 hours,” Ibsen told PTI on the sidelines of the event.

Wow Air last month had announced the launch of its services from Delhi to multiple destinations in North America and Europe via Reykjavik.

The airline had also said that it was offering an introductory basic fare of Rs 13,499 to the Keflavik airport in Iceland’s capital (Reykjavik) and from there to other destinations in North America and Europe.

The one-way fair under the ‘Wow Basic’ includes all taxes, but excludes meal and check-in baggage, which will be charged for separately.

Wow Air, which would be flying an Airbus A330 Neo to India, currently serves 39 destinations across Europe and North America including London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Baltimore, San Francisco and Chicago.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.