WOW Air, known for its too-good-to-be-true fund flights between Iceland, Europe, and North America, is finished.
The company abruptly shut down and footed all its flights on Thursday. It had been rendering cheap transatlantic flights since 2012.
Earlier this year WOW had pitched “its lowest airfare ever with $49 flights to Europe” in an email. According to CNN, the airline CEO spoke with an Icelandic story channel and said negotiations to save the airline descended apart. Potential assets or mergers from other groups or airlines were swum last week, but didn’t happen.
More than 1,000 passengers were allegedly affected by the airline shutdown. WOW Air is referred to possible rebates, but showed patrons talk to their credit card companies.
When I contacted out to the vice president of corporate communications an auto-email was coming with the soften content, “Sadly[ WOW Air] has quitted operations and I will[ lose] contact with this email address shortly.”
So-called “rescue fares” are available through another airline, Icelandair, with reduced rates. The Icelandic Transport Authority has more information. That’s the same agency that WOW Air is pertaining parties to for more information or assistance.
But that doesn’t aim beings aren’t stranded, clamped, and pretty pissed. On Twitter travelers stuck in The americas and Europe expressed about the sudden grounding, bad communication, and broke journeys. At Reykjavik’s Keflavik International Airport, passengers slept at international airports after canceled flights.
i had a flight scheduled later tonight to iceland with wow. i woke up to a notification at 5am from reddit that all operations had ceased. didn’t even get a notice from wow immediately , now my group and i are stranded, having already booked a lot of things in iceland…
— Jonathan B. Koo (@ jonathanbkoo) March 28, 2019
That Blue Lagoon tour will have to wait.