WOW air flying away from CVG permanently

WOW air flying away from CVG permanently
WOW air announced they're leaving CVG at the end of October.

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Iceland-based WOW air is discontinuing its services in Cincinnati.

The low-cost branded carrier flew into Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport with flights to Iceland for $99 each way May 10.

The airline now says they will pack their bags and head out of the Greater Cincinnati area by the end of the month.

WOW air´s final flight from Cincinnati will be October 27th and not to be resumed in 2019. This is due to insufficient market demands and the route not achieving targets set.
María Margrét Jóhannsdóttir Project manager in Public relations

In a separate statement, the company said they were disappointed to cancel their services not only to Cincinnati, but also to St. Louis and Cleveland as well.

“WOW air is disappointed to confirm the cancellation of service to St. Louis Lambert International Airport , and services to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will not resume in summer 2019.  Final flights to Cleveland and Cincinnati will be in end of October. Unfortunately the routes did not achieve the profit targets set.”
WOW air

The ‘long-haul’ airline experienced problems with it’s service at CVG not long after flight services began.

CVG says the Greater Cincinnati community did support WOW air and they airport now sees a strong demand for international flights which they will make a priority.

“The response and support from the community for WOW air demonstrated the strong demand for additional international flights from our region. Building additional nonstop international destinations is a top priority for us. And, we will continue to work with targeted carriers in that effort.”
Candace McGraw, CEO, CVG

[MORE: WOW air apologizes to passengers stranded for hours]

In June, a representative from WOW air offered “it’s most sincere apologies” Tuesday to nearly 200 passengers whose flight was ultimately delayed about 15 hours.

Flight # 144 was scheduled to depart with 191 passengers for Iceland just before 1 a.m., an airport spokeswoman confirmed. But the plane stayed put due to “unforeseen issues regarding delivering all relevant papers to U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” company officials wrote in a prepared statement.

The airline was available four days a week for flights to European destinations such as Paris and Dublin.

The company kept ticket costs low by charging for extras such as carry-on luggage, extra leg room, food and drinks.

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