New airline offers $99 flights to Europe from St. Louis

Marco Green
August 23, 2017

St. Louis is one of four Midwest cities to get the new service, an expansion that gives the budget carrier 12 US destinations.

Tickets go on sale today and can be purchased on the airline's website. Flights to Keflavík International Airport in Iceland are $99.

Commenting on the announcement, Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air, said, "At WOW air, we are committed to our mission of offering our Irish passengers more affordable travel options to North America at the lowest fares. Our goal is to help make global travel truly a possibility for everyone". Connecting flights to WOW's other European destinations begin at $149.99.

For eight years, Cleveland has no nonstop flights to Europe, after United Airlines cut routes to London and Paris in 2009 and 2008. "We are proud of our growth in the Midwest and are honored to partner with St. Louis Lambert International Airport to offer low cost fares to Europe".

It's a unusual, happy development for Hopkins officials, who have planned a morning news conference to announce the service.

"Our new USA destinations, starting in 2018, will give our passengers even more ways to explore the cities and landscapes of America's rich and diverse Midwest region".

Iceland's low-priced transatlantic airline is expanding its service in the Midwest by also offering service at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Earlier this year, WOW started seasonal, nonstop service from Pittsburgh International Airport.

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