Tag: Iceland

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Volcano Near Iceland’s Main Airport Started Erupting

Reading Time: < 1 minute A volcano in southwest Iceland has started erupting in an uninhabited valley near Keflavik Airport, the country’s international air traffic hub. The airport is still open without flight disruption, but it is unclear what will happen next. Eruptions in Iceland are pretty often. Iceland is located above a volcanic hotspot. It receives an eruption every […]

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Icelandic Startup Niceair Plans London Stansted Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute A brand new Icelandic airline Niceair is launching flights between London Stansted and Akureyri within the north of Iceland to operate twice-weekly. Niceair will begin working the route with a 150-seater Airbus A319 in an all-economy configuration from June third. “The company’s goal is to secure scheduled flights year-round to foreign destinations from Akureyri Airport. […]

Another Attempt to Build an Airline on the Remains of WOW Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Talks about the revival of WOW Air have been continuing since March, 2019, since the airline went bankrupt. Currently, the latest information provides that there is the second attempt to bring back to life at least something of WOW Air. Although this time under the new name: PLAY. Some time ago it was announced that […]

WOW Air to Make a Comeback Already in October?

Reading Time: < 1 minute WOW air, the carrier that after long struggles went bankrupt in spring of 2019 leaving thousands of passengers stranded, is about to rise from the ashes and start benefiting passengers with ultra-low-cost flights again. The transatlantic carrier is being revived by USAerospace Associates, the US company lead by Michelle Ballarin. While the company, with a $85 […]

New Airline to Rise from the Former WOW air?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Something of WOW air could be revived in the near future. Two former WOW air executives have joined their forces to set a new business on the foundation of the collapsed WOW air. The new company with a working name WAB, reportedly standing for “We Are Back”, has even attracted a potential investor. A local […]

JUST IN | WOW air Ceases Operations and Cancels Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute WOW air, the struggling Icelandic low-cost carrier, has announced ending its operations and encouraged passengers “to check available flights with other airlines”. WOW air, the Icelandic low-cost carrier, has been going through the hard times since autumn 2018. Reducing some destinations, fleet, number of employees, WOW air was looking for the ways to keep the […]

Icelandair: Purchase of WOW Air to Shake Transatlantic Market

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair, the flag carrier of Iceland, announced its plans to purchase it rival WOW Air, an Icelandic low-cost carrier. Therefore, the acquisition is still a subject to approval by Icelandair Group shareholders. Both airlines will continue their operations under separate brands and operating approvals. Icelandair as a full-service airline, while WOW Air as a budget airline. […]

Icelandair Struggles Despite a Hot Local Tourism Market

Reading Time: < 1 minute Icelandair shares fell sharply in the first trading of the day on the Iceland Stock Exchange, RÚV reports. Just before 10.00am, the company’s exchange rate had fallen by nearly 20%. Björgólfur Jóhannsson, CEO of the company, announced his resignation and the company’s projected profits were lowered. Björgólfur stated earlier this month that Icelandair was well-positioned to […]

WOW Air Announces New Route from the U.S. to India via Iceland

Reading Time: < 1 minute WOW air announced it will launch a new route from the U.S. to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi, India via Iceland. The route will provide millions of Americans in nine major cities across the country affordable access to the bustling Indian metropolis. The route will launch December 5, 2018, giving business and leisure […]

Wizz Air A320 Lands After E-Cigarette Begins To Emit Smoke

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Wizz Air Airbus A320 performing flight from Keflavik (Iceland) to Wroclaw with 147 people on board, was climbing out of Keflavik when an electronic cigarette of a passenger began to emit smoke prompting the flight crew to declare emergency and return. The cabin crew secured and cooled the device and stored it into a […]