The last thing we heard from Icelandic budget airline Wow Air was in March 2019 when it stopped without warning and stranded up to 4,000 passengers at that time. According to Yahoo, the airline is now on schedule to return in October this year, thanks to a major investment by USAerospace Associates.
Michele Ballarin, CEO of USAerospace Associates, said in a press conference last week that Wow Air will re-launch with only two aircraft in operation, with the potential to increase that number to more than 10 aircraft by the summer of 2020. The relaunched Wow Air activities will be located at Dulles International Airport, outside of Washington, DC, although it will have facilities in Reykjavik and near Keflavik International Airport.
Regarding the experiences with flying with Wow Air, Icelandic publication Visir shares that it will offer some luxury amenities to customers, such as waiting rooms at airports where it offers service and on-board meals supposedly made by a Michelin star chef. That all sounds nice – especially for a budget international airline – but not suddenly going bankrupt is the best thing Wow Air can manage when it is re-launched later this year.
Wow Air hasn't made any announcements through its official channels yet. The website's security certificate expired 74 days ago and it still displays the travel notification about how stranded passengers could get a refund if they were hit by the sudden bankruptcy.