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28 Mar 2019 | 02:15 PM UTC

Iceland: WOW AIR ceases operations and cancels all flights March 28

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Iceland-based WOW AIR ceases operations and cancels all flights March 28; maintain flexible itineraries

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Atlantic/Reykjavik). COUNTRY/REGION Keflavik Airport (KEF), Iceland

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WOW AIR ceased operations and canceled all flights on Thursday, March 28, stranding thousands of passengers. The airline claims that other carriers may offer "rescue fares" to WOW AIR passengers so that they may reach their destinations on such other carriers; further details were not immediately released.

Significant travel disruptions are to be expected for individuals traveling to and from Iceland over the near term.


WOW AIR was a low-cost airline based at Keflavik Airport (KEF) and servicing flights between Iceland, North America, Europe, and Asia.


Individuals who had planned on traveling via WOW AIR are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate flight cancelations, and maintain flexible travel itineraries. Updates will be made available on the WOW AIR website; up-to-date information is also available via the Icelandic Transport Authority and Isavia websites.


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