WOW Air Makes Major Cuts To U.S. Routes To Iceland
By Sharelle Burt
Cheap flights will be harder to get on WOW Air…..depending on what city you are traveling from.
As the budget airline just axed flights from three major Midwest airports, reports say they are now cutting flights between two other major cities and its hub in Reykjavik, Iceland, where they are headquartered.
Flights between New York’s JFK and Reykjavik (KEF) and Dallas (DFW) and KEF are ending on October 26, since it appears you can’t purchase flights from the two airports after the 26th, and there aren’t any other available dates throughout the entire schedule. Launched earlier this year, both didn’t even last a full year. However, for New Yorkers there is no need to really worry. The carrier will still make daily flights from Newark, New Jersey (EWR) to Reykjavik.
Rival Delta Airlines already had flights from JFK to Reykjavik and American Airlines started flying from its hub in Dallas to the Icelandic capital this year. These changes may have come from possible competition from these larger carriers forcing WOW to end service on these routes.
Earlier this week, it was announced that more routes between four major U.S. cities and Reykjavik were put on the chopping block. Passengers flying out of Cincinnati, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Miami will have to find new ways to travel if flying with WOW Air.
It’s not all bad news for WOW. On Wednesday, the airline announced that it would resume seasonal service to Tel Aviv (TLV) after they announced in August that the route would be canceled. To celebrate, WOW is offering amazing fares to TLV starting from $199 one-way through September and October 2019 from Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
With WOW scaling back on all these flights, there was much speculation that the Icelandic carrier may be scaling back here, but WOW’s founder and CEO, Skúli Mogensen, said that’s far from the truth.“We are absolutely going to continue to invest in our network in North America,” Mogensen said.“We are going to announce one new major destination in North America next week.”