St. Louis Airport produced a splendid cake to greet the arrival of WOW air’s inaugural service from Reykjavik/Keflavik. Among those present at the airline’s launch were: Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, Director, St. Louis Airport; Sheila Sweeney, CEO, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership; Steve Stenger, St. Louis County Executive; Lyda Krewson, St. Louis City Mayor; and Kitty Ratcliffe, President, Explore St. Louis. The European LCC will serve the route four times weekly.
- WOW air, which in recent weeks has added Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit to its US network, has produced another service to North America, this time premiering operations between its Reykjavik/Keflavik (KEF) base and St. Louis (STL). Launched 17 May, the LCC has restored transatlantic operations to the latter airport, with St. Louis having last had non-stop European service back in 2003 when American Airlines stopped flights to London Heathrow. “There has been great build-up and excitement since WOW air’s announcement last fall to launch the return of international, transatlantic flights to and from St. Louis,” commented Lyda Krewson, St. Louis City Mayor. “We already know that ticket sales are strong and our region is behind this new route. We’re also excited for new leisure and business connections that will be made from international travellers visiting St. Louis thanks to these new WOW air flights.” Initially the carrier will offer four weekly flights between Iceland and St. Louis, however between 3 June and 23 September a fifth weekly rotation will be offered, with all services scheduled to be flown by the carrier’s fleet of A321s. St. Louis becomes WOW air’s 14th destination in North America, with a 15th – Dallas/Fort Worth – launching 24 May. See how St. Louis Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.