B u b b l e B u r s t.
Icelandair will not return to San Francisco and Kansas City in Summer 2020 due to “commerical reasons”.
- Both of these routes were added during the time WOW Air was rapidly expanding to cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Cincinnati, St. Louis, etc.
Icelandair responded by launching service to San Francisco - which WOW served using an A330 until WOW cut the route - and interestingly, Kansas City.
This was Kansas City’s (MCI) only service across the Atlantic. Now, they will lose this flight.
- Additionally, Icelandair is currently severely constricted by the MAX groundings, as routes like Reykjavik to Cleveland, Ohio were cut as a result.
In my opinion, I was surprised to see Kansas City last this long after WOW went bankrupt. Honestly would’ve expected it to be one of the first to see cuts by Icelandair. Nonetheless, it’s a huge shame to see more cuts to Reykjavik.