Articles tagged “wow air”

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Travel Megatrends 2019: Low-Cost Carriers Lose Some Luster

Brian Sumers, Skift

Customers like low-cost airlines, but no carriers so far have perfected the model for long-haul flights. It’s not clear they ever will.

1 month ago

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Tourism in Iceland Might Drop This Year as Airlines Can’t Keep Up

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir, Bloomberg

This isn't such a bad thing for Iceland, which has started to feel the strain of overtourism. Plus, even with the decline, the small country still expects to see millions of tourists.

2 months ago

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Ryanair Issues Profit Warning as Fares Tumble

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Ryanair's lowered guidance is a sign of how tough things are for European airlines at the moment. Fortunately, the airline is still highly profitable; the same can't be said for some of its smaller rivals.

2 months ago

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: South African Agents Build Trips for the Untraveled

Travel Advisor Innovation Report: South African Agents Build Trips for the Untraveled

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Whether it's an appeal to young black South Africans or seniors who fear paying a single supplement, travel advisors who know the particular needs of their own peer groups can have a built-in advantage.

4 months ago

Frontier Owner Steps In to Rescue Wow Air

Frontier Owner Steps In to Rescue Wow Air

Brian Sumers, Skift

Wow Air has delighted passengers with low fares since 2011. But its creditors have not been as happy. Will that change if this investment goes through?

4 months ago

Icelandair’s Pass on Buying Wow Air Ignites New Worries About the Discount Carrier

Icelandair’s Pass on Buying Wow Air Ignites New Worries About the Discount Carrier

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Only two months ago Wow Air was talking optimistically about an initial public offering. Since then, a profit warning and other bad publicity led many consumers to abandon buying tickets on the carrier. The collapse of low-cost rival Primera made creditors tougher, too.

4 months ago

Icelandair to Buy Rival Wow Air

Icelandair to Buy Rival Wow Air

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This looks like a marriage of convenience for the carriers. Both are struggling, as is the wider Icelandic tourism industry. We'll have to wait and see whether one is better than two.

5 months ago

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Airlines Hope Algorithms Can Finally Fix Their Drink Carts

Brian Sumers, Skift

Passengers sitting in the back of the airplane hate it when an airline runs out of food for sale. But airlines also hate waste, and they usually must throw out uneaten fresh food the same day. How do airlines decide how much food and drink to board? It's a delicate dance.

5 months ago

Iceland Tourism Growth Is Dramatically Slowing

Iceland Tourism Growth Is Dramatically Slowing

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir and Nick Rigillo, Bloomberg

Although Icelandair and Wow Air are facing new challenges, it would be difficult to conclude that the country's overtourism problems are behind it. Maybe this could be an opportunity for Iceland tourism to pause, and consider next steps.

6 months ago

What’s Wow Air’s Next Move?

What’s Wow Air’s Next Move?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Can Wow Air make it as a standalone airline? We're not sure. But the airline has some options for its future.

6 months ago

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Wow Air’s Plan to IPO Is a Rarity Among Low-Cost Airlines

Luca Casiraghi and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Wow Air is being hounded on all sides. But, as we've noted before, an initial public offering might give it the cash it needs to rebuild itself and thrive.

6 months ago

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Onetime Disruptor Wow Air Is Ready for a Reinvention

Brian Sumers, Skift

Wow Air is being squeezed from all sides. It will need to reinvent its business if it wants to survive. The good news is that the company's founder and CEO, Skúli Mogensen, is willing to take some risks.

6 months ago