Res2 and WOW air recently completed the roll out of iPort DCS across the entire WOW air network.
Activation of iPort DCS for WOW air started in December 2015 at the Keflavik hub. This was followed by a second batch of airports which all went live within a few days. Boston, Baltimore, London Gatwick, Copenhagen, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Berlin Schoenefeld were all activated during or around the weekend of the 31st of January. All these airports are used in the WOW ‘hub operation’ which requires a smooth connection and integration of all involved airports.
The rest of the network was activated during the first half of 2016. During this period, Tenerife, Las Palmas, Alicante, Warsaw, Barcelona, Montreal, Toronto, Bristol, Stockholm, Lyon, Nice, Frankfurt, Vilnius, Milan Malpensa, Duesseldorf, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rome and on the 17th of July Edinburgh were all activated according to plan.
Both WOW air and Res2 are proud of this achievement. A smooth operation is crucial for a fast growing airline such as WOW air. The Res2 iPort DCS team is glad to be part of this expansion and is looking forward to support WOW air in further automation and acceleration of their airport handling. The use of web check-in, self-service kiosks and bagdrop devices has started, and we expect further increase of those methods during the second half of this year.
Thanks to the introduction of ancillary sales at the airports, ancillary revenues were boosted dramatically. The single DCS concept gives WOW air full operational control over their entire network.