File photo of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, taken March 2017.

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WOW Airlines Ending Service in St. Louis After Short Run

Service is scheduled to end January 7. WOW Airlines entered the St. Louis market in May.

October 15, 2018 - 5:31 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Just a few months after the inaugural flight, Iceland-based WOW Airlines has announced it's ending service between St. Louis Lambert International Airport and Reykjavik.
Airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge noticed WOW had stopped service in Cleveland, Columbus and Dallas, but the announcement was still a shock.
"We actually were working with them last week on looking at some future promotions, so yes, it came as a big surprise," she says. "Not at all what we had expected."
The airport hadn't yet given WOW any incentives, and it's no longer eligible for them.

Service is scheduled to end January 7. WOW Airlines entered the St. Louis market in May.

Hamm-Niebruegge says a lot of people took that flight, and that could make other carriers pay attention.

"Our bookings on that flight were very, very strong," she says.

Hamm-Niebruegge says Lambert is still looking for non-stop European destinations - roughly 300 people leave St. Louis for international destinations daily.

KMOX has reached out to the airline for comment, and is still waiting to hear back.