The low-priced carrier WOW Air has gone bankrupt and ended operations, leaving many passengers either now stranded or scrambling to rearrange future travel.
"The airline wasn't now operating services from London Stansted but was due to return to the airport next month so any passengers booked to travel are advised to check the airline's website for the latest advice". Some might be eligible for compensation. Recent failures include Britain's Flybmi, Nordic budget airline Primera Air and Cypriot counterpart Cobalt.
For the passengers who had flights cancelled, WOW Air offers a number of solutions in that statement, though none of them are as easy as simply getting a refund on the cost of the ticket from WOW.
The firm's founder and CEO, entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, also won Marketing Man of the Year in Iceland in 2017 and a national Business Man of the Year award in 2011 and 2016.
More than 1,000 people will lose their jobs. He didn't know how many tickets were sold.
A low-priced long-haul Iceland-based airline, which flew out of various Canadian hubs, has suddenly ceased operations. "But honestly, I feel like I can't really trust the longevity of any airline now".
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Saurabh Aggarwal, who was due to fly from Toronto to Reykjavik on Wow Air, described a chaotic scene at Toronto airport.
It's been a chaotic week for the Icelandic airline as it canceled a total of 20 flights on Sunday, six on Monday and Tuesday and four on Wednesday, with multiples other delayed. She said passengers were not provided with accommodation and no refunds were issued. "All WOW Air flights have been cancelled". ✈️Are you left scrambling to rebook a trip?
"Our tourism sector has untapped opportunities for the future and we are capable of reacting to this kind of a blow", Benediktsson told local television network RUV. "But earlier this week I did receive quite a few emails encouraging me to upgrade my seat or check more bags, so they were definitely active in asking for more money the past few days", Alex Space of Canada told the CBC. "We weren't able to secure funding for the company", said Skuli Mogensen in a letter to WOW employees. "I will never be able to forgive myself for not taking action sooner". "WOW was clearly an incredible airline and we were on the path to do wonderful things again". WOW Air alluded to possible refunds, but suggested customers talk to their credit card companies.
"However, such compensation is often limited".
North American passengers who booked their travel through a registered agency may also be entitled to reimbursement, depending on consumer protection regulations in your state or province.
"WOW Air passengers that are scheduled to travel from 12th April onwards can avail of Aer Lingus' great value fares from Ireland to U.S. and Canada from €169 each-way including taxes and charges, available by contacting the numbers above".