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WOW air Cuts US Destinations

Icelandic airline WOW air is discontinuing flights from three US destinations, RÚV reports. The airline will stop flights to St. Louis in the beginning of next year and will not be operating summer flights to Cincinnati or Cleveland as it did this year. It is only five months since the airline began flying to the three destinations.

Earlier this month, WOW air discontinued flights to San Francisco, Stockholm, and Edinburgh due to streamlining of operations. The airline’s financial struggles have been reported on in Icelandic media of late, with many concerned about their potential effect on the Icelandic tourism industry. The country’s largest airline Icelandair is facing struggles of its own. It recently laid off 30 employees, citing market competition and rising oil prices as two of their main challenges.

When asked by USA Today about WOW air service to New York and Dallas/Fort Worth, the company’s Director of Communications Svanhvít Friðriksdóttir said no decisions had been made about whether the airline would continue to fly to those destinations in 2019.

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