Adria Crj Business Class – 9

Launching Soon: WOW Air Italy, Or Something

I've actually never seen a startup airline quite like this before. The rebirth of WOW Air is odd because it seems to me like the people running it are serious about the airline (unlike Baltia), and they have the cash (unlike Global Ghana Airlines #LowAltitudeFlightAttendants),…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

WOW Air Opening A Cafe In DC?!

While details are limited as of now, a retail space in DC's West End has branding for "wow air & cafe," with a message saying "landing soon." That's all we know as of now, other than that 2020 is a really strange time to be alive. As many of you are…

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PLAY: Iceland’s Questionable New Low Cost Carrier

Today details have been revealed about Iceland's newest airline, PLAY! WOW Air ceased operations this March, and since then we've seen two different groups try to create a new airline. The first airline in the process of being created will have the same…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

The New WOW Air Will Now Be A Cargo Airline?!

WOW Air's relaunch is delayed, but it's now being reported that the new carrier will be flying within weeks. The catch is that they'll be transporting freight rather than people. WOW Air ceased operations this March, though the airline is making a comeback. The…

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WOW Air Assets Were Bought For Only ~400K USD

This whole WOW Air saga just keeps getting weirder and weirder. WOW Air ceased operations this March, though the airline is allegedly relaunching in October. The person behind this is an American businesswoman, Michele Ballarin, who is otherwise best…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

I Can’t Even: WOW Air Relaunching Flights Next Month

A couple of months ago I wrote about how a group of American investors intended to purchase WOW Air’s assets, following the carrier’s collapse in March 2019. Rather oddly they weren't even the only party looking to launch a similar airline in Iceland,…

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WOW Air Relaunch Canceled Over Failure To Pay

A few weeks ago I wrote about how a group of American investors intended to purchase WOW Air's assets, following the carrier's collapse in March 2019. Rather oddly they're not even the only party looking to launch a similar airline in Iceland, as some…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

WOW Air’s American Buyer Reveals (Bizarre?) Plans

I've written about the interesting situation going on in Icelandic aviation following WOW Air's collapse in March 2019. You'd think that the lesson from the whole WOW Air situation is that there's not really room in Iceland for a second airline basically…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

American Investors Just Bought WOW Air’s Assets

This situation just keeps getting stranger. In late March 2019, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air ceased operations. A couple of days ago I wrote about how there were plans to launch a new low cost carrier in Iceland that looked an awful lot like WOW…

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Adria Crj Business Class – 9

Novel: New Low Cost Carrier To Launch In Iceland

In late March 2019, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air ceased operations. The airline was founded in 2011, and in many ways they tried to replicate Icelandair's business model. Unfortunately they had some major missteps that led to their ultimate demise.…

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Skuli Wow Air

Please No: WOW Air Founder Wants To Resurrect Airline

Last week WOW Air finally collapsed. The Iceland-based airline was founded in 2011, and their business model has been based around connecting people between North America and Europe via their hub in Keflavik, Iceland. Why the airline failed depends on…

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Why Did WOW Air Fail?

Yesterday WOW Air finally collapsed. The Iceland-based airline was founded in 2011, and their business model has been based around connecting people between North America and Europe via their hub in Keflavik, Iceland. In many ways this is similar to…

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Skuli Wow Air

WOW Air Pilots Blame Journalists For Airline Collapse

Earlier today WOW Air formally ceased operations. The people I feel worst for are the employees who lost their jobs as a result of this. There were a lot of people working hard to make the airline great, it's just too bad they were let down by their…

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Icelandair Offers Discounts To Stranded WOW Air Passengers

Earlier today I wrote about how WOW Air ceased operations effective immediately. This seemed to be long overdue. Personally I also think they went about it in a classless way -- they haven't even updated their social channels to direct passengers to…

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WOW Air Ceases Operations

WOW Air has ceased operations effective immediately, so all flights are canceled, and a lot of people are finding themselves stranded right now. Icelandair is offering discounts to passengers who have been impacted by the WOW situation. The way the airline…

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WOW Air Cancels Flights After Aircraft Repossession

Things are looking even worse for WOW Air than they were looking last night, if that's possible. Last night we learned that WOW Air is basically out of options. The airline needs money, and over the past several months has tried to reach a deal with…

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WOW Air Looking For New Investor, Again

Iceland-based WOW Air has had a tough road the past several months. The airline has been growing like crazy but hasn't turned a profit, and now the aviation industry is in an environment where that's not good enough anymore. In November 2018 it looked…

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WOW: WOW Air Will Only Fly To Four US Cities This Summer

WOW Air has been on a downward spiral lately, and the carrier's 2019 summer schedule reveals just how far the cuts are going. In the second half of last year we saw several European airlines go out of business overnight. While WOW Air is still in business,…

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WOW Air Operating Charter Flights From… Miami To Cuba?

Ben has written a lot recently about how WOW Air is slowly but steadily falling apart as their financial position deteriorates and they rapidly cancel routes. Hopefully the proposed new investment from Indigo Partners works out. A couple of days ago…

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Indigo Partners Moving Forward With WOW Air Investment

It looks like WOW Air has indeed found a new investor, and suffice to say that I'm very curious to see how this works out. WOW Air has been struggling financially for a while, in particular following the collapses we've seen of some European airlines…

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