Iceland’s budget airline, Wow Air, said Wednesday it will begin serving St. Louis next spring, offering a low-cost way to get to its island home country and from there to Europe.
Area leaders hailed the announcement as a key step forward for the region and St. Louis Lambert International Airport, which lost regular direct transatlantic service in 2003 when American Airlines ended flights to London.
St. Louis is among four Midwest cities getting the new service, an expansion giving the budget carrier 12 U.S. destinations. The other cities with new service are Cleveland, Cincinnati and Detroit.
Wow’s new routes will begin on May 17, 2018.