WOW air, Iceland's low-cost airline, coming to CVG airport

Airline offers flights to Europe starting at $149
Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 13:02:53-04

HEBRON, Ky. -- Now arriving at Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport: WOW air.

Airport spokesperson Mindy Kershner said the low-cost transatlantic airline will begin offering flights from CVG to Iceland in May 2018.

One-way tickets to Iceland will start at $99; flights from CVG through Keflavik, Iceland to Amsterdam, London, Paris, Berlin, Dublin and more start at $149.

I know -- wow.

CVG is WOW air's 12th location in the U.S., Kershner said. WOW's inaugural flight was in 2012, according to the WOW air website. The average age of WOW's aircrafts is 2.9 years, making it one of the youngest fleets in the world.

The airline has the youngest fleet in Iceland with the lowest emissions, according to its website.

“Connecting the Tri-State community with additional nonstop international destinations has been a priority for CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer of CVG, in a news release. “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.”

Ten airlines already fly out of CVG, including discount airlines like Frontier and Allegiant. Low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines launched service in June with eight daily flights to Chicago and Baltimore-Washington. That added competition is responsible for dropping the average fare by 12 percent over the past year.

On Tuesday, Icelandair announced it would begin new nonstop flights to and from Cleveland beginning in May 2018. The new flights would help connect Cleveland to Europe, a news release from Icelandair said.