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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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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 Gets Another Lifeline (Bonds Converted Into Equity)

WOW Air is fighting to stay alive, though I'm not exactly sure to what end. On Sunday night we learned that WOW Air seemed to basically be out of options: -- In November 2018 it looked like Icelandair would acquire WOW Air, though that deal ended up…

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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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Icelandair Backs Out Of WOW Air Deal (For The Second Time)

I'll keep it short -- things aren't looking good for WOW Air. At all. Iceland-based WOW Air has grown like crazy over the past couple of years, though not in a sustainable way. The airline is losing money, and has gotten to the point where they can no…

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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 Air Offering Free Flights To Passengers Named Valentine

Valentine's Day is next month, and Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air has a novel approach to celebrate the romantic occasion. They are offering one free return ticket between certain city pairs when at least two people travel together between February…

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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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WOW Air Cancels Flights To LAX, SFO, YVR, And DEL

At this point there's very little left of WOW Air. Recently WOW Air announced significant cuts to their US route network, as they were canceling flights to Cincinnati, Cleveland, and St. Louis, just months after launching them. On top of that the airline…

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WOW Air Cuts Chicago Flights

Man oh man, WOW Air is just slowly withering away. WOW Air has been on the verge of collapse for a while. At the beginning of November it looked like Icelandair would acquire WOW Air, though that deal ended up falling through. Now it looks like WOW Air…

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WOW Air Adds Fuel Stop To One US Route

WOW Air sure has turned into a hot mess. A year ago they seemed like an innovative airline bringing low fares to the transatlantic market, while at this point they seem like... well, an airline that's being run into the ground. WOW Air has been cutting…

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WOW Air May Have Just Found A New Lifeline

This situation sure is changing quickly. At the beginning of the month it looked like Icelandair would acquire WOW Air, though yesterday it was announced that the deal fell through. This obviously left WOW Air in a challenging position. The airline has…

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Icelandair Cancels WOW Air Takeover

In early November it was announced that Icelandair intended to acquire WOW Air, as Icelandair entered into a share purchasing agreement to purchase all WOW Air shares. With this deal, WOW Air would receive a total of 5.4% of Icelandair Group’s shares…

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WOW Air’s Downward Spiral Continues: More US Routes Cut

WOW Air is an absolute basket case at this point. In early November it was reported that Icelandair was interested in acquiring WOW Air, which frankly is much needed, given that the two airlines seem to be trying to run one another out of business. While…

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WOW: Icelandair Is Acquiring WOW Air

While we've seen a massive amount of transatlantic growth lately, a lot have questioned the sustainability of it. For example: -- A few weeks ago we saw Primera Air liquidate from one day to the next -- Norwegian continues to lose money and says fares…

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WOW Air Launching Flights To Vancouver

WOW Air is the Icelandic ultra low cost carrier that has been growing like crazy the past few years. They first launched flights to the US in March 2015, with a flight between Boston and Keflavik, and since then they added service to over a dozen US…

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