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Just two days after WOW Air announced it would be pulling out of three Midwestern airports, reports have emerged that the budget airline is axing flights between two other major cities and its hub in Reykjavik.
[Update, 3/28/2019: WOW Air has ceased operations. Find our ongoing coverage of WOW Air’s collapse, and what affected passengers can do about it, here.]
WOW will end its flights between New York JFK and Reykjavik (KEF) and Dallas (DFW) and KEF on Oct. 26 according to The Blue Swan Daily. When searching on WOW’s website, it appears that you can’t purchase flights from the two airports in question after the 26th, and there aren’t any other available dates throughout the entire schedule.
WOW flies daily from JFK and three times a week from Dallas. Fortunately, New Yorkers have no need to fret as the carrier still flies daily from Newark (EWR) to Reykjavik, but Texans will have a harder time flying on a budget airline across the Atlantic.
Both of the routes were only launched in spring 2018 and didn’t last a full year.
Delta already flew from JFK to Reykjavik, and American started flying from its hub in Dallas to the Icelandic capital this year. It’s possible competition from these larger carriers forced WOW to end service on these routes.
The cancellation of these flights means the end of six routes for WOW this year including St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Miami. The airline did say on Wednesday that it would resume seasonal service to Tel Aviv (TLV) after it announced in August that the route would be canceled.
TPG reached out to WOW for comment but did not hear back by time of publication.
H/T: View From The Wing
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