Budget airlines ‘could soon pay you to fly with them’

Flights with budget carriers could get even cheaper after it was predicted that low-cost airlines might stop charging passengers altogether "“ and instead start paying them to come on board.

The suggestion was made by the head of the Icelandic airline WOW, which has been shaking up the aviation industry on both sides of the Atlantic with its cut-price intercontinental fares.

«In the future we could pay you to fly with us,» Skúli Mogensen, WOW’s CEO, told Telegraph Travel. «If you come to us and trust us with your booking, we can see that your airfare is reduced to zero and even reward you for it.»

The recent boom in budget airlines has enabled holidaymakers to travel further and more often than ever before. WOW, for example, currently offers flights from the UK to the US from £149.99, if they are willing to go via Reykjavik…

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