WOW air will no longer be the only airline offering direct flights between the U.S. city of Pittsburgh (PN) and Europe, Kjarninn reports. As of this week, British Airlines will now be competing with the Icelandic airline with its own Pittsburgh-based routes, which travel to and from London four times a week.
In June of last year, WOW air started offering flights to and from Pittsburgh four times a week and up until British Airlines’ arrival on the scene had been the only airline offering flights from the city to Europe year-round. Before that, flights from Pittsburgh to Europe had been limited to summer-only routes to Paris and Frankfurt. The year-round flights had proved popular, with 75.5% seat utilization.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania, with just over 300,000 inhabitants. Over the five months in 2017 that it was operating its Pittsburgh – Europe routes without competition, WOW transported 41,095 passengers to and from the city.