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Old 17th Oct 2018, 16:47
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WOW air to suspend five US routes
WOW air made the following changes to Reykjavik–US service, according to a 16-Oct-2018 GDS inventory and timetable display:

Cincinnati: Four times weekly service to be discontinued from 26-Oct-2018;
Cleveland: Three times weekly service to be discontinued from 25-Oct-2018;
Dallas/Fort Worth: Three times weekly service to be discontinued from 26-Oct-2018;
New York JFK: Daily service to be discontinued from 26-Oct-2018;
St Louis: Three times weekly service to be discontinued from 06-Jan-2019.
For all routes, WOW air does not plan to resume seasonal service in 2019.
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 11:50
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Wow to become Wow by Icelandair
(or maybe, Wow i wish we hadnt bothered)
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 11:57
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ICE have put a swift end to the increasing duplication of their routes by WOW. Only a matter of time until the purple planes are no more !
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 12:24
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Perhaps a moderator could join these posts with the existing WOW Airlines thread?
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 13:06
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So WOW Air shareholders will get 5.4 % of the value of Icelandair in return for selling their shares. Not zero but says to me that WOW Air was deemed a near worthless company. I'm guessing WOW Air management knew their company was near bankruptcy and a deal was done to avoid the heavily-tourism-dependent Icelandic economy having a major shock from loss of confidence and decline in visitor numbers
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 17:55
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Sold for €18m. That certainly indicates a troubled airline.
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 18:15
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When I read the headline in the news I thought, “probably a smart move or they could both end up struggle through winter, competition and oil likely climbing over coming 4-6 month”.... As already stated above, the price indicates the sale of a company with a tough future. Good for all in the two companies if this makes the resulting company stronger and more viable.

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Old 5th Nov 2018, 22:30
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Aviation history shows that Icelandic airlines tend to have an almost uncanny knack of reinventing themselves. Shame for the investors that lose their shirts but hey ho it would appear to be a national past time up there.
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 07:30
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KEF is ideally placed as a hub and I would expect it to continue as such (although the infrastructure is getting tight). Whether it makes sense to operate two brands along side each other is questionable. You want to maximise the number of available connections which points to there being a single operator, although there is no reason why there can't be a WOW style low cost section in each aircraft. Then again Qantas & Jetstar operate as separate brands and I believe codeshare. Makes life confusing for the punter though.
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 18:59
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WOW operate Airbus, whilst Icelandair Boeing. Huge costs as a result of duplication.
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Old 27th Nov 2018, 21:33
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As we spak, 4 aircraft are being flown to SNN and LDE for storage, 2x a330 and 2x a320. News sources reporting that the deal with Icelandair could be in doubt : https://grapevine.is/news/2018/11/26...y-in-jeopardy/
Also an email from Wow air to shareholders can be viewed here : https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/w...ondholders.pdf
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Old 28th Nov 2018, 18:37
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https://onemileatatime.com/wow-air-cancels-us-flights/
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 08:26
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Icelandair have decided not to acquire WOW.

https://globenewswire.com/news-relea...d.html?print=1
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 12:25
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That's it then, just a matter of time unfortunately.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 12:45
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I hate to see any airline struggling because there are careers, livelihoods and travel plans involved but its going to be challenging for WOW air over the next few months...
  • A fifth of the fleet returned to lessors - maybe not a bad thing given the cutbacks it is making
  • Several US and European routes dropped or frequencies reduced - Europe-US is the airline's primary business proposition
  • Doubt an uncertainty spread by the failed acquisition and statements by the airline about its financial position
  • Winter slow period on the north Atlantic coming up
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 13:18
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Yep, it doesn't give the public confidence booking with them and it all spirals out of control from there. Knowing what I do about their situation I certainly wouldn't go and book a ticket with them now.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 17:17
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Those aircraft were taken off Wow by the lessors, they had gotten word that the ICE deal was off..that’s why SIS positioned directly from Milan to shannon without operating the return to KEF
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Flagging how the health of its airlines could affect Iceland’s economy, the central bank said this month a 14 percent fall in the value of the krona against the dollar since September was “due to some extent to temporary uncertainty about domestic airline WOW air’s financing.”

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-wo...-idINKCN1NY1CQ

This is getting serious - Wow’s problems have resulted in the Islandic currency falling 14%. Iceland sure likes flying close to the sun way too often.

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Old 29th Nov 2018, 19:56
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Originally Posted by Copenhagen View Post
Flagging how the health of its airlines could affect Iceland’s economy, the central bank said this month a 14 percent fall in the value of the krona against the dollar since September was “due to some extent to temporary uncertainty about domestic airline WOW air’s financing.”

https://in.reuters.com/article/us-wo...-idINKCN1NY1CQ

This is getting serious - Wow’s problems have resulted in the Islandic currency falling 14%. Iceland sure likes flying close to the sun way too often.

Wow airs handler at KEF Airport Associates has laid off 237 staff this evening.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 21:47
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https://markets.businessinsider.com/...ent-1027768928

Lifeline thrown....
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