WOW Air

New budget carrier PLAY Airlines postpones launch again

The new low-cost carrier PLAY Airlines rescheduled its launch date.  ...


Iceland’s MOM Air – early April Fool’s joke or marketing trick?

The new airline already announced tickets going on sale on November 9, 2020. Is the launch of MOM Air a practical joke or a marketing move?...


Owner of WOW Air brand intends to take bite of Icelandair stake

The owner of the WOW Air brand, US entrepreneur Michelle Ballarin, intends to purchase a 25% stake in Icelandair. The entrepreneur has signed up for $51.2 million (ISK 7 billion) in Icelandair shares. The move fuelled speculation that two airlines might be merged in the future....


Europe’s airline graveyard: carriers that went burst since 2019

While Flybe bankruptcy came as a surprise to many, the regional carrier is joining a list that is getting less and less surprising, as many more carriers have announced their bankruptcy since 2019....


WOW air postpones return to the skies and converts to cargo

After it ceased operations in March 2019, Iceland’s WOW air had planned to resume flight operations sometime in October 2019. With the month nearing its end, the revived carrier gave an update on its goals: trading passengers for fish....


Top 5 bankrupt airlines in 2019

While bankruptcies in the aviation industry is nothing new, 2019 saw several high-profile insolvency cases throughout the year, including such airlines as Jet Airways, WOW Air and Thomas Cook Airlines:...


Iceland’s WOW air to take off again, this time, from the US

The defunct Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air is reportedly set to resume flight operations as soon as October 2019. The transatlantic airline has been taken over by a U.S. aviation firm, ending months of speculation about plans for the revival of the carrier....


‘We Are Back’: defunct WOW air breathes life into new LCC

WOW air, the Icelandic ultra-low-cost-carrier, which ceased operations in March 2019, may soon be ‘coming back’ to the skies, only not in its original form. Two former executives of the airline and an investment fund related to the Ryanair family plan to launch a new low-cost carrier (LCC) on the foundations of the fallen WOW air, under the working name WAB, which stands for “We Are Back”, Icelandic media reports suggest....


WOW Air Ceases All Operations After Financial Struggles

It seems like the harsh winter for the aviation industry has still not ended. WOW Air has ceased all operations, amidst financial trouble. Read more:...


WOW Air collapses, passengers left stranded

After going through months of financial difficulty, the low-cost Icelandic airline WOW Air eventually announced on March 28, 2019, that it would cease operations....