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WOW Air will halt operations out of CVG after October

Posted at 2:16 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 19:31:18-04

HEBRON, Ky. -- A day after rumors that WOW Air was canceling future flights out of certain cities, the Iceland-based carrier has confirmed it will cancel operations in St. Louis, Cleveland and Cincinnati after October.

"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," the airline wrote in a statement.

In September, Cincinnati residents started to notice they could not book flights through WOW Air for the holidays or for next spring. Mindy Kershner, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport spokeswoman, told WCPO WOW Air's services were seasonal and flights would be "resuming in spring of 2019."

According to Kershner, the carrier has been one of the airport's biggest recent successes since it began flying out of CVG in May, flying more than 40,000 travelers out of CVG to places like Iceland, England and France.

Even with these numbers, CVG CEO Candace McGraw said, "the routes did not achieve the profit targets set.

"Building additional nonstop international destinations is a top priority for us. And, we will continue to work with targeted carriers in that effort," she added.