Icelandic airline WOW air ceases operations

30 March, 2019, 07:30 | Author: Frank Williams
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Travellers were advised this morning by the airport to check with the airline before travelling.

But, according to the CBC, the airline had 27 flights scheduled on March 28, which had about 2,700 passengers.

Icelandic low-priced carrier WOW Air has ceased operations with immediate effect.

"As WOW's financial situation deteriorated, Detroit became one of the few remaining airports where WOW operated in the United States, on the strength of that Detroit customer support".

As of now, the airline is encouraging passengers to contact their credit card companies for status updates on refunds and to check available flights with other airlines.

For more information on how to claim these flights, see

The airline expanded quickly to 37 destinations and reported up to 60 percent annual growth in passenger numbers. 'I am just going to get some food and figure out. where I am going to stay tonight'. By entering your information, Flightright can evaluate the compensation you may be eligible for, which they will submit to you in an email.

Nearly half of insurers offer no protection from airline failures at all, according to research by Defaqto. Earlier in the day the airline had said it was in the final stages of "finalising equity raise with a group of investors".

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The airline, founded by entrepreneur Skuli Mogensen, began operations in 2012 and specialized in ultra-cheap flights between North America and Europe, with flights to airports in cities including Washington, D.C, New York, Paris, London and its Reykjavik hub.

"The proposed investment of Indigo Partners LLC ("Indigo Partners") in WOW air has been canceled by Indigo Partners". Past year the privately-held airline had come close to being bought in an all-share deal with Icelandair, but the rival pulled out, according to Reuters.

Passengers who didn't book their flights through a registered travel agent have a couple of other options.

"Following WOW Air's cessation of trading, Aer Lingus can confirm that it is offering impacted WOW Air passengers special rescue fares", a company spokesperson said in a statement today.

"Passengers will quite rightly be appalled that Wow Air was still selling tickets right up to the moment it..."

Ms. Campbell is trying to get a refund from her credit card company for what would have been her third vacation on Wow. If the airline declares bankruptcy, passengers can make a claim with the administrator or liquidator.

Passengers who may have bought travel protection, or passengers whose credit card terms include protection, could be entitled to compensation and assistance due to the delays or travel disruption.

The airline has gone silent on Facebook, but that hasn't stopped customers from using its most recent posts to vent their frustrations.



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