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WOW Air not taking Cincy bookings after Oct. 26

Travelers surprised they cannot plan flights
Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-30 07:07:30-04

CINCINNATI -- WOW Air has been packing planes since it launched service in Cincinnati last year.

However, Cincinnati-area travelers are going to have to hit the pause button for now, if they want a discount flight to Europe.

The Iceland-based carrier has shaken up international travel by offering flights from Cincinnati to Iceland as low as $200 round-trip and flights to London and Paris as low as $400 round-trip -- a fraction of the typical cost of Delta and other full-service airlines.

It has served more than 40,000 travelers out of CVG since its launch, according to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport spokeswoman Mindy Kershner, and has been considered one of the airport's biggest recent successes.

Taking seasonal hiatus

However, some travelers have asked WCPO why they cannot book any flights on WOW's website locally this holiday season or next spring.

The airport confirms that WOW's service is seasonal and that it will end Cincinnati flights after Oct. 26, 2018. 

Kershner says "service is resuming in spring of 2019."

WOW is doing the same thing in Cleveland, where flights to and from Hopkins International end after October. The nearest airport offering WOW service this winter is Chicago.

WOW, however, has not released any information publicly about the seasonal change. And its website is not taking any reservations to or from Cincinnati after Oct. 26.

At the present time, you cannot book any flight on WOW out of CVG for next March, April or May if you were planning ahead for spring travel to Europe.

Hopefully this is just a brief pause in what has been another success story at CVG.

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