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WOW Air goes bankrupt (finally)

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As you have presumably seen on the national news, Icelandic airline WOW Air finally slid into bankruptcy yesterday after various rescue attempts failed.  All flights were cancelled with immediate effect.

Norwegian is offering special deals to anyone booked on a long-haul WOW Air flight.  If you were due to travel before 8th April, you can get a 25% discount on the standard economy fare on the following overlapping routes (proof of a WOW booking required), although I doubt the Norwegian fares will be especially cheap just two weeks before travel:

  • Gatwick – Boston
  • Gatwick – New York JFK
  • Paris CDG – Boston
  • Paris CDG – New York JFK
  • Copenhagen – New York JFK
  • Amsterdam – New York JFK
  • Stockholm – New York JFK
  • Barcelona – Newark

Wow air rescue fares

Virgin Atlantic is also offering special deals to WOW customers due to travel on transatlantic routes.  You need to call 0344 8747747 to enquire about pricing.  Bookings must be made by 6th April for travel by 30th April.

Aer Lingus is also offering special fares to WOW customers who were due to travel by 12th April.  You need to call 0333 006 6920.

Icelandair is offering return tickets for anyone stranded in London or Iceland but will not help if you have a future booking to Iceland.