Icelandair and Wow add Cleveland to US destinations

One of the world's first low-cost international carriers in an earlier life*, Icelandair, is adding a 19th Northern American destination next year, namely Cleveland, Ohio on a four-times-a-week schedule from May.
Rival Wow also is starting Cleveland services from the same month.
 
Icelandair’s ceo Birkir Holm Gudnason said: “This addition strengthens our route network and bridges Europe and Cleveland together by providing direct service to Iceland in addition to quick and convenient connections to 30 destinations in Europe.”
 
*Flugfélag Akureyrar operated its first commercial flight over the Atlantic from Reykjavík to Largs, Scotland in 1945, adding a second Scottish destination (Glasgow Prestwick Airport) and Copenhagen in Denmark a year later.
 
In 1979 it bought local competitor Loftleiðir - which started budget flights across the North Atlantic in 1953 and later became one of the founders of all-cargo carrier Cargolux - and the airline was renamed Icelandair.

 

Icelandair and Wow add Cleveland to US destinations

One of the world's first low-cost international carriers in an earlier life*, Icelandair, is adding a 19th Northern American destination next year, namely Cleveland, Ohio on a four-times-a-week schedule from May.
Rival Wow also is starting Cleveland services from the same month.
 
Icelandair’s ceo Birkir Holm Gudnason said: “This addition strengthens our route network and bridges Europe and Cleveland together by providing direct service to Iceland in addition to quick and convenient connections to 30 destinations in Europe.”
 
*Flugfélag Akureyrar operated its first commercial flight over the Atlantic from Reykjavík to Largs, Scotland in 1945, adding a second Scottish destination (Glasgow Prestwick Airport) and Copenhagen in Denmark a year later.
 
In 1979 it bought local competitor Loftleiðir - which started budget flights across the North Atlantic in 1953 and later became one of the founders of all-cargo carrier Cargolux - and the airline was renamed Icelandair.