Thousands of customers have been left stranded following the collapse of budget airline, WOW Air.
The Icelandic company cancelled all flights after they went bust. This comes after talks of a possible takeover with Icelandair Group failed earlier this week – with 20 flights cancelled on Monday. They have been searching for a financial backer for months, this is believed to be due to their rumoured £150m debt.
Earlier, A statement read: ‘’ WOW air is in the final stages of finalising equity raise with a group of investors. All flights have been postponed until documentation with all parties involved have been formalised. All passengers have been informed via text message/email to the contact details listed in the booking’. WOW air apologize for the disruption to travel plans’’.
Now, the company has stated ‘’Icelandair Group have decided that its possible involvement in WOW air’s operations, as announced on 20 March 2019, will not materialise. All discussions between the parties have ended.’’
If you are a customer, you’re advised to check for alternative routes which are available with other airlines. There is possibility of reduced rates depending on the circumstances.
Refunds are available, if you booked via ATOLs protected service – which guarantees a refund if a company goes into administration, with the service helping find a alternative route.
Be sure to contact your booking provider and check if your flight was protected.
The budget airline company operate from many UK airports, running numerous services to Iceland from Britain. It was only at the end of the last year, that they launched an exciting competition, offering the chance for two friends to travel to Iceland and work for the company, creating a video blog of their experiences – thought as a company marketing strategy.