WOW Air took the ultra low-cost carrier market by storm with round-trip fares between North America and Europe via Iceland for as low as $140 and round-trip fares between North American and Israel via Iceland for as low as $220.
Not surprisingly, it wasn’t sustainable.
In November, they agreed to sell themselves to Icelandair for $18MM, but that deal fell through.
Luckily, Icelandair is offering to fly passengers home at a discounted rate of $60+tax between Iceland and Europe, $100+tax between Iceland and North America, and $160+tax between North America and Europe. Icelandair is even including a free carry-on and checked bag with this fare. You must have a return ticket on WOW between today and April 11 to be eligible for this offer.
To book the discounted fares, you can call Icelandair in Iceland or Europe at +354 50 50 200 or in North America at 1-800-223-5500.
If you have a ticket on WOW for future travel you may eventually be able to get a refund from WOW during bankruptcy, but you should contact your credit card ASAP to dispute the charge and try to get it refunded that way.
Did you fly on WOW? Are you sad to see them go? What will be the next airline to shut down?