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Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland and Ireland

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will be opened. As with the newly-announced Manchester route, both services will operate through Helsinki in both directions on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new service to Iceland will be the…

New Carrier Looking to Fill WOW air’s Void in Iceland…

Former executives of low-cost Icelandic carrier WOW air are looking to launch an airline with a similar model eight months after its predecessor called it quits. In a press conference in Iceland, executives discussed the vision for the airline and plan on naming it PLAY. The website for the carrier…

Dulles Airport Debunks Rumors of a WOW air Reboot in…

It was reported last Thursday that the reincarnation of WOW air by USAerospace Associates, led by  Michelle Ballarin, will launch its first flights sometime in mid-October, with the first route being Reykjavik to Washington. Despite the rumors, however, the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority has confirmed to AirlineGeeks that no such…

Wow Air Ceases Operations Following Months of Financial Troubles

After failing to close a deal with a group of investors, Iceland's Wow Air  announced that it has ceased operations as of Thursday morning. The company was forced to go under after last-minute negotiations were unsuccessful and a much-needed injection of capital was denied. "We weren't able to secure funding…

Icelandair CEO and CCO Talk Hub Strategy, Financial Position and…

Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason was confirmed into his position in December after replacing former president and CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson in an interim appointment in August 2018. Since 2010 Bogi Nils had held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Icelandair Group, a role he had also held from…

WOW Air to Retire Widebody Aircraft, Reduce Long-Haul Operations

Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW Air is announcing that it will retire nine aircraft and will begin cutting several more of its long-haul routes. The proposed fleet reduction will see the airline's fleet drop from 20 aircraft to just eleven, in which all of the carrier's Airbus A330s will no longer…

WOW air Returns Leased Aircraft Amid Financial Woes, Leaves Icelandair…

Icelandic ultra-low-cost carrier WOW air has returned four aircraft to lessors with two Airbus A330s and two Airbus A320 family aircraft departing Reykjavik earlier yesterday for storage, beginning the process of returning to their lessors. The move comes as a letter to bondholders from the airline's CEO and Founder Skuli Mogensen…

Iceland Aviation Market Faces Consolidation as WOW Air Becomes Part…

One of the fastest-growing markets that the commercial aviation industry has seen flourish in recent years is Iceland. Now, a traditional carrier made a move on its newest competitor, WOW Air and has presented a share purchase agreement to control the budget-long haul operator. As consideration for the shares, the…

WOW Backtracks Previous Expansions to Ease Financial Tensions

With WOW Air and Icelandair rushing to open up new routes last summer the inevitability of some routes failing would come true and early signs of failure have appeared in WOW’s 2019 route map. The airline has decided to remove service to at least three routes before spring 2019 with…

Icelandair Announces Major Changes to Summer 2019 Schedule

Coming off a disappointing summer season where the airline missed their revenue target and saw their CEO Björgólfur Jóhannsson step down as a result, Icelandair has announced a shift in its traditional overall route structure, as well as changes to individual markets in both continents, that will appear on its…