Baltimore, Maryland (Arundel News Network) – Icelandic Airline WoW airline, a budget airline has announced that they have ceased operations and have canceled all flights effective immediately. The Airline has only 11 aircraft in their fleet according to FlightRadar24, which fly back to Reykjavik, Iceland every night.
According to the Travel Alert on their website, the airline has stated that Passengers are advised to check available flights with other airlines to help them reach their destination. “Some airlines may offer flights at a reduced rate, so called rescue fares, in light of the circumstances. Information on those airlines will be published when it becomes available.”
WoW Airlines has been in talks with a few companies including Icelandair. After those talks failed over the past week they were looking at a corporate restructure program. The plan sounded positive until the investors backed out of the deal causing the airline to cease operations.
Icelandair has announced that they are offering rescue fares for those stranded by WoW’s cessation of operations. EasyJet and Norwegian Air have also reported that they are offering reduced fares to stranded travelers. There are reports that there are any where from 2,700 to 4,000 passengers stranded around the globe. Those passengers who purchased tickets via a European travel agent or part of a packaged tour were protected.
Currently WoW Aircraft are in Baltimore, Copenhagen, New York, Boston, Montreal, Miami, and Detroit. Three days ago one of their aircraft was repossessed in Canada, registration TF-PRO.
WoW Airlines served BWI airport with daily flights from Reykjavik.
We have attached information from the Icelandic Transport Authority regarding to Passenger Rights.