Tag: Iceland

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 […]

WOW Air Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute WOW Air, the low-fare airline based in Iceland, has taken delivery of its first A320neo (TF-MAX • MSN 7560) on a lease from Air Lease Corporation. WOW Air is an all-Airbus operator with a dozen aircraft in its fleet to date. The order, announced last year includes five A320 Family Aircraft. Of these, three A321neo […]

Iceland’s WOW Air Boosts US Services

Reading Time: 2 minutes Icelandic low-cost carrier (LCC) WOW Air is boosting capacity from Reykjavik to the US by increasing frequencies and taking delivery of five additional aircraft, including its first Airbus A321neo. “We are adding our first Airbus A320neo in April; in May we will take delivery of the first A321neo. Also in May and June, three more […]

Icelandair to Add 13% Capacity in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute Icelandair is to add 13% year-on-year international capacity and has confirmed plans to add another pair of Boeing 767-300s in 2017. The extra capacity—totaling a 13% increase in ASKs, or 8% more flights—will include two new destinations and increased frequencies to several gateways in both North America and Europe. “The difference [between the ASK and […]