Wow Air Cancels Dozens of Flights Amidst Rumors of Possible Collapse

By Paul Riegler on 25 March 2019
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Wow cabin crew at Keflavik Airport

Wow cabin crew at Keflavik Airport

Wow Air announced the cancellation of multiple flights Monday after talks with Icelandair about a takeover collapsed over the weekend.

The airline, which has its hub at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, cancelled flights from Reykjavik to Chicago, Detroit, London, and Pittsburgh on Monday among others and has already cancelled flights to Barcelona and Brussels on Tuesday.

In total, as of 10 a.m. EST, the airline listed over 20 flights as cancelled through Wednesday.

One of the airline’s Airbus A321 aircraft was repossessed Sunday evening in Montreal, Canada.

Meanwhile, unhappy passengers took to social media and Wow Air issued multiple apologies to customers who complained about cancelled flights on Twitter.

“We sincerely apologize for the disruption to your travel plan and the inconvenience this has caused you,” the airline said along with other similar messages.

Last week, Indigo Partners, a U.S. investment group, broke off talks over an investment with the airline. Wow then revived takeover talks with Icelandair, under the premise of the “failing firm defense,” which suggested that Wow was in imminent danger of going out of business.

Talks with Icelandair were terminated Sunday evening.

“Icelandair Group has decided that its possible involvement in Wow air’s operations, as announced on 20 March 2019, will not materialize, the airline said. “Therefore, all discussions between the parties have ended.”

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