Seen celebrating the first WOW air flight from Reykjavik/Keflavik to Pittsburgh in Iceland on 16 June, along with the first flight crew, were: Christina Cassotis, CEO Pittsburgh Airport; Skúli Mogensen, CEO WOW air; Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive; Craig Davis, CEO of VisitPittsburgh; and Hlynur Sigurdsson, Terminal Director, Reykjavik/Kelfavik Airport. The Icelandic airport also baked a cake to celebrate its newest destination in the US.
At the Pittsburgh-end of the route, a second cake cutting ceremony was carried out, with the proceedings being led by: Skúli Mogensen, CEO WOW air; Christina Cassotis, CEO Pittsburgh Airport; and Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive. Along with the cake cutting was a gift exchange, while ballerinas provided entertainment to the first passengers who had arrived from Reykjavik/Keflavik.
- WOW air has now added Pittsburgh (PIT) to its ever expanding North American network, with the city now becoming the carrier’s ninth destination on the continent. Launched 16 June, WOW air will offer five weekly flights from Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) on its fleet of 220-seat A321s according to OAG schedules. The 4,484-kilometre sector is not served by another carrier, with this being Pittsburgh’s second route to Europe after Delta Air Lines’ summer seasonal service to Paris CDG. “WOW air adds to the growing list of non-stop destinations available from Pittsburgh in a big way,” comments Christina Cassotis, CEO Pittsburgh Airport. “We expect that Pittsburghers will love the Iceland stopover option along with important connections to cities throughout Europe,” Cassotis added. WOW air’s next route launch to North America will take place next month as it prepares to begin services to Chicago O’Hare on 13 July. Pittsburgh’s European route expansion continues next week as Condor is scheduled to begin flights from Frankfurt on 23 June. See how Pittsburgh Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.