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    WOW Air: New International Carrier at CVG

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    CINCINNATI, OH (August 23, 2017) — WOW air, Iceland’s low-cost transatlantic airline, is announcing new international flight services from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to Europe via Keflavik International Airport (KEF) in Iceland.

    Service from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky will be available four days a week. Flights to Keflavik International Airport are available from $99* one-way including taxes. Fares to WOW air’s additional locations from Cincinnati, such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and more, start at $149*.

    The inaugural flight from Cincinnati to Iceland will commence May 10, 2018. Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased at www.wowair.us

    Today’s addition will help bring the airline’s total number of U.S. destinations to 12 since its successful North American launch at Boston Logan International Airport in March 2015.  

    “WOW air is very excited to bring our flight services to Cincinnati,” said Skúli Mogensen, CEO and Founder of WOW air. “We are proud to partner with Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to provide the lowest fares possible over the Atlantic to Greater Cincinnati area travelers. Our goal is to help make international travel truly a possibility for everyone.”

    WOW air’s expansion across the Midwest will provide millions of Americans with affordable access to major European cities including Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris and London.  

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

    “We’re proud to welcome WOW Air to the region with their new nonstop transatlantic service from CVG,” said J. Michael Schlotman, Kenton County Airport Board Chairman. “The addition of WOW Air to our family of air carriers further diversifies our international product offering, and complements what’s happening on our domestic network. Thanks to the support from travelers across our region, we are confident WOW Air will be wildly successful at CVG, and will provide a valuable service to the community.”  

    “CVG has proven to be one of the fastest growing airports in the country over the last three years,” said Kris Knochelmann, Judge Executive Kenton County. “The addition of international service by WOW Air will not only provide new quality low-cost service at CVG, but will continue to expand the growing economic impact CVG has on our region.”

    Bookings are now available at www.wowair.us.

    WOW air Photography and b-roll are available for download here.

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    About WOW air
    WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. As of spring 2017, the airline services 32 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen.

    Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320, Airbus A321 and Airbus A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world’s youngest fleet, with an average aircraft age of just 2 years.
     
    WOW air was ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten.
     
    For additional information and bookings please visit https://wowair.us/.

    Contact:
    Phill Yerby
    pyerby@webershandwick.com
    443 692 9117

    WOW air corporate
    Svana Fridriksdóttir
    VP, Communications
    svana@wow.is     
    011 354 695 9359

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    About CVG
    CVG offers more nonstop destinations than any airport in the region, including direct international service to Paris, Toronto, Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana. CVGairport.com is your award-winning, travel-planning resource with flight status, security wait times, parking availability and weather.
    CVG is one of the three global super-hubs for DHL, a top 10 cargo airport in North America and is recognized globally as a leading U.S. airport by SkyTrax World Airport Awards. CVG is the only airport in the country to receive Safety Act Designation and Certification from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), giving the airport the highest level of protections under the Act.

    CVG Contact:
    Mindy Kershner
    mkershner@cvgairport.com
    859 206 1057