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New low-cost carrier comes to CVG, fly to Europe for $149

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HEBRON, KY (FOX19) -

WOW Air is the latest new airline to come to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport.

The low-cost carrier will start flying to Iceland for $99 each way May 10. Flights to European destinations such as Paris and London will cost about $149 each way.

Tickets are now on sale: www.wowair.us

Iceland's low-cost transatlantic airline is expanding its service in the Midwest by also going to Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and  St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

"WOW air is very excited to bring our flight services to four new Midwest destinations," said Skúli Mogensen, CEO founder, in a prepared statement.

"We are proud of our growth over the last two years and will continue to work tirelessly to provide the lowest fares possible to each region of the U.S. Helping to make international travel truly a possibility for everyone."

Wednesday's announcement comes amid an increase of airlines and destinations over the past two years at CVG.

“Connecting the Tri-State community with additional nonstop international destinations has been a priority for CVG,” said Candace McGraw, CVG CEO.

“WOW air is one of the fastest growing, low-cost transatlantic carriers. With this new service, local travelers will not only have the benefit of nonstop travel to Iceland, but one-stop, low-cost service to more than 20 destinations across Europe, Israel and Canary Islands.

"We’re thrilled to be one of WOW’s newest U.S. markets, and look forward to growing their service from CVG.”

New service announced and/or started in 2016:

  • American -- NY LaGuardia
  •  Allegiant -- Destin, Baltimore, Newark and San Juan
  • Frontier -- LA, San Fran, Houston, Philadelphia, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Cancun
  • OneJet -- Pittsburgh
  •  United to San Fran in 2017

 CVG carriers continue to add flights due to demand.

Frontier and Allegiant are adding the majority of the new flights.

About 250 jobs also have been added over the past year due to growth.

Graeter's and a new Marketplace have opened in Concourse A to accommodate growth.

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