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by hvusslax
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency
Replies: 10
Views: 3665

Re: Bankrupt WOW air fined US $30 million by environmental agency

How doea Icelandic law treat fines in bankruptcy versus secured or unsecured creditors ? Who ranks first in any payout ? If fines rank before most other groups then the Govt may end up seeing a good chunk of the money Fines do not have priority in Icelandic bankruptcy law. It's really only wages th...

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by hvusslax
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 3044

Re: DFW-KEF on AA for 2020

I don't expect them to return for 2020 and would be (pleasantly) surprised if they did.

Do the aviation enthusiasts on here remember other routes with such a dramatic history? From zero carriers to three and then (probably) back to zero in such a short span of time?

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by hvusslax
Sat May 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19588

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

Is there still any talk of the former management team starting another airline? If I recall, right after the collapse, they planned to start this summer ( which was doubtful IMO )! Any news on the subject? Everything went silent on those plans pretty soon and Skúli Mogensen has all but disappeared ...

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by hvusslax
Fri May 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy
Replies: 112
Views: 19588

Re: Bloomberg: Wow Air Collapse is Crashing the Icelandic Economy

As is usual in media, the headline of this Bloomberg piece is rather disconnected from the actual story. Yes, the Central Bank is now predicting a small contraction in GDP for 2019 after several years of very fast growth. Yes, that is partially caused by reduction in tourist numbers although the dis...

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by hvusslax
Wed May 15, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 795
Views: 124838

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

KEF numbers for April: April: 474.519 (-27%) YTD: 2.104.785 (-13.6%) As we know, mainly because of WOW’s bankruptcy. This makes KEF drop from Nordic 5th to 7th, with GOT now being 5th and BGO at 6th spot. The breakdown between transiting and O/D traffic is also interesting. Transit pax drop 52% fro...

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by hvusslax
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA keep KEF?
Replies: 66
Views: 8781

Re: Will AA keep KEF?

Boof02671 wrote:
Last time I checked Iceland isn’t part of Europe.


What's Europe?

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by hvusslax
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'
Replies: 114
Views: 19993

Re: Welcome to 'Cattle Class'

Noshow wrote:
I hate those boxes where the feet have to be.

I'd prefer to stand upright, just belted.


Agreed. This looks like an intensely uncomfortable position for more than a few minutes. Just standing (with some support) would be preferable.

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by hvusslax
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 795
Views: 124838

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

KEF numbers for March:

586 873 (-12.9%)

Year to date:

1 630 266 (-8.8%)

WOW's collapse happened on 29 March so the full impact of that will appear with the April numbers.

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by hvusslax
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 447 diverted to KEF
Replies: 5
Views: 3608

Re: LH 447 diverted to KEF

Hi, just wondering if there is any specific reason to divert to KEF? Seeing the flight path, it would look logical to continue to Ireland (SNN, DUB), which is more in the direction and does not look further away than KEF. Or is there more 'space' to accommodate diversions at KEF than at SNN/DUB? Ma...

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by hvusslax
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

http://www.ruv.is/frett/wow-air-20


As an Icelandic consumer who remembers a time before there was a second Icelandic airline I can't help rooting for Skúli in this, although I know it's a longshot. Icelandair is a good airline but they absolutely need competition on the home front.
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kyrone wrote:


As an Icelandic consumer who remembers a time before there was a second Icelandic airline I can't help rooting for Skúli in this, although I know it's a longshot. Icelandair is a good airline but they absolutely need competition on the home front.

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by hvusslax
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?
Replies: 18
Views: 2223

Re: Should do-deal Brexit happens on 12 April, what should passengers do?

Schengen ports of entry and exit could see longer waiting times for British nationals as they will no longer be eligible for e-gates or other priority lanes for EU/EEA/CH citizens.

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by hvusslax
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Read the online. https://www.icelandreview.com/news/government-and-unions-respond-to-wow-air-bankruptcy/ WOW air’s bankruptcy last Thursday has already led to some 1,500 layoffs so far, the largest mass layoff in Icelandic history. The vast majority of those left unemployed, or around 1,100, were e...

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by hvusslax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

a350lover wrote:
Did Wow have at any time of their history crews based out of KEF?


The only time I know they had crews based anywhere else than Iceland was during the short lived India route. The FAs on that route were based in DEL.

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by hvusslax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Virgin Atlantic just posted on their Facebook page they're offering special " Rescue fares" to WW pax stranded by the shutdown. Great move by VS. What they lose in short term revenue will be made up by long term goodwill :) Icelandair and Wizz have also offered such fares. Icelandair has ...

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by hvusslax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8
Replies: 108
Views: 15778

Re: Icelandair will not return to CLE, blames MAX8

Updated list of discontinued routes in KEF in S19 VS S18 - Alicante (Primera Air) - Alicante (WOW) - Amsterdam (WOW) - Baltimore (Icelandair) - Baltimore (WOW) - Barcelona (WOW) - Berlin–Schönefeld (WOW) - Boston (WOW) - Bremen (Germania) - Brussels (WOW) - Cincinnati (WOW) - Cleveland (Icelandair)...

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by hvusslax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Noob question so please don't pounce on me, but is it possible that Indigo pulled out of talks in order to let WOW fold so that they could then swoop in and purchase the AOC and remnants at below firesale prices? WOW turned in their AOC this morning and the company was declared bankrupt by an Icela...

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by hvusslax
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

McG1967 wrote:
When does the Icelandic stock exchange open?
I suspect any announcement will be tied to the opening of that due to regulatory requirements.


9 AM local time. In 39 minutes from now.

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by hvusslax
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Just for info, WOW is not that large in terms of revenue. Revenue wise, Air Atlanta Icelandic (AAI) is BY FAR the biggest earner and the airline making the most profit in Iceland, followed at a large distance by Icelandair. You should check your sources again. Icelandair Group had more than six tim...

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by hvusslax
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

There is wild speculation currently about the status of TF-DOG, currently on the ground in YUL. WOW says there has been a malfunction but there are rumours that it may have grounded there by the lessor or other creditors.

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by hvusslax
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Icelandair has already rejected talks with WOW twice before. That they are now in the picture again for the third time and now with some sort of support from the authorities suggests to me that this is mostly just about orderly winding down WOW operations and avoiding chaos.

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by hvusslax
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Today, Icelandic media is reporting Skuli went to the Icelandic government for governmental guarantee on their loan payout but was denied. This is a significant setback in their talks with Indigo as this was reportedly a requirement for their investment. There are also rumors going around staff onl...

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by hvusslax
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Salaries were paid today.

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by hvusslax
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23609

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

There was a detailed analysis on the FI fleet riddle in an article on Airways mag a couple of weeks ago..In the end they suggest that it does really exist the perfect replacement type they're looking for (pax capacity,cargo,range, fuel-consumption)..it's the new russian MC-21-300!! Now that would b...

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by hvusslax
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?
Replies: 127
Views: 14160

Re: A380 Biggest manufacturing loss in civil aviation to date?

Do you think it's to improve technology (then spend more than 5% of Airbus revenue on R&D. Don't spend it making additional copies of loss making aircraft) As far as I understand, the production of additional A380 frames has been cash positive for Airbus since 2015. The problem is that with the...

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by hvusslax
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

Can we get a summary of what is left of this airline? I’m still struggling to understand what, exactly, Indigo invested in. 11 aircraft of the A32X family remain. Rumor has it that the fleet might lose another 2-3 in this year. 6 US/Canada destinations are supposed to remain through the summer. I'm...

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by hvusslax
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: Widerøe DHC-8-200 down near Bodø?

McG1967 wrote:
Probably FR24 using MLAT tracking. They have a section on their blog on this.


MLAT is especially spotty in mountainous territory

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by hvusslax
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do you pronounce airport codes?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: How do you pronounce airport codes?

From my interactions with passengers, it's only Americans that use airport codes at all and then only for a few specific airports. JFK, LAX and BWI are the ones I remember people saying. Otherwise it's just the name of the airport or the city.

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by hvusslax
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 795
Views: 124838

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

SCQ83 wrote:
mjoelnir wrote:
December 2018
departing 189,754, arriving 203,294, transferring 213.050, total 606.618, 0,09% decrease compared to December 2017/quote]

When was the last time PAX in KEF decreased?


May 2010 was the last month with a decrease from the previous year.

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by hvusslax
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

This is what is currently on sale on wowair.com. All flights are from a week in June and shown as weekly frequencies. BOS x7 ** ORD x7 DTW x4 EWR x14 (x7 A330) BWI x7 YYZ x7 ** YUL x7 ** A321 - AMS x14, TXL x12(**x7 Non Prem), CPH x12 (**x7 Non Prem), DUB x12 (**x7 Non prem), FRA x12 (**x7 Non Prem...

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by hvusslax
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is FR not flying to KEF?
Replies: 50
Views: 6936

Re: Why is FR not flying to KEF?

FR did look into KEF back in 2013 (according to this ) but they felt that it was too expensive for them (no subsidies). KEF has only become more congested since then and even if there are some incentives in the form of reduced fees in the off-peak hours and season I guess it is still too expensive f...

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by hvusslax
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: WOW Financial Discussion Thread

They claim relocating to STN gives them the opportunity to grow in the UK market. Rrrright. I sometimes wonder if the people writing these corporate releases actually realize how incredibly ridiculous they can sound. How is it possible say with a straight face that relocating to a less convenient L...

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by hvusslax
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?
Replies: 46
Views: 5584

Re: Rumour: WOW Air pulling out of ORD?

Interesting considering the ongoing discussions with Indigo Partners. ORD is one of the few WOW destinations in the US where F9 has a significant presence.

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by hvusslax
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL
Replies: 26
Views: 8876

Re: TF-GAY now in the air flying KEF-DEL

Ironic is that WOW has announced that DEL flights will end sometime early next year even before the first flight. It's bookable until October 2019. I'm not saying it's likely that the route stays until then but WOW never announced that the route was ending. Interesting to see this flight taking the...

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by hvusslax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 4127

Re: Airports with service to all 6 LON airports?

KEF has all but SEN.

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by hvusslax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The gates are closed for all North America bound flights and three are already airborne. There are only 6 flights scheduled today though.

Tomorrow is going to be interesting as it is payday for the employees.

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by hvusslax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I can't see any way for WOW air to operate beyond tomorrow. The only remotely plausible way for that to happen is if some foreign savior (easyjet, Wizz, Norwegian?) swoops in at the last moment.

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by hvusslax
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

The merger has been aborted.

The board of Icelandair Group has decided to not go forward with the plan to acquire WOW Air. The shareholder meeting that was planned for today will be held as planned but the board will not ask for shareholder's approval for the merger.

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by hvusslax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12421

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

From a passengers point of view, you have the choice of flying in a ridiculously cramped A320 with a stop in the middle of the night that creates a 2 hour delay, whilst you queue up to go through security with 500 other people. No food, no entertainment. Or you could fly direct on a 787 with Norwei...

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by hvusslax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12421

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

From a passengers point of view, you have the choice of flying in a ridiculously cramped A320 with a stop in the middle of the night that creates a 2 hour delay, whilst you queue up to go through security with 500 other people. No food, no entertainment. Or you could fly direct on a 787 with Norwei...

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by hvusslax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Nah, word is the repo man came around. Clearly. ISAVIA is also probably already searching for the keys to the snow ploughs. They don't want to miss their chance to ground a couple of aircraft at KEF as collateral for the billions of ISK owed in landing fees before they all get "returned" ...

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by hvusslax
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations
Replies: 78
Views: 12421

Re: Rumor: WW ending India and PIT on the heels of numerous other cancelations

They need to go back to being what made them a viable carrier. Trans-European routes and sun routes in and near Europe. WOW did best when they had just started offering TATL connections via KEF and kept a tight focus on large markets within narrowbody range. They were bleeding money before when the...

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by hvusslax
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Yesterday, trading in Icelandair was halted on the Stock Excange for a couple of hours. A statement was issued by Icelandair that all caveats in the agreement to buy WOW air might not be complete before the stockholder meeting planned for Nov. 30th. This further complicates things as to whether WOW...

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by hvusslax
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legendary Flying Cars, still dreaming, or is feasibility improving?
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

Re: Legendary Flying Cars, still dreaming, or is feasibility improving?

Autonomous people carrying drones in some form seem inevitable to me. All the necessary technology for that sort of thing is probably already here.

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by hvusslax
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?
Replies: 43
Views: 3392

Re: Airport codes named after a city that isn't the primary served area?

The code for KEF comes from Keflavík which was the largest of the close towns but the airport is Iceland's primary international airport and the capital Reykjavík is clearly its biggest market. The airport has not yet incorporated Reykjavík into its official name but the airlines market it as Reykja...

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by hvusslax
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

Anyone that thinks FI is going to keep the WW brand around long-term is smoking some bad stuff. WW customers are not profitable customers - why would FI be worried about serving them? This buyout is about rationalizing the Icelandic market - WW, long being the irrational actor in the market place, ...

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by hvusslax
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Icelandair stock has risen 42% on the Icelandic stock exchange today!

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by hvusslax
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 154713

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

ACCS300 wrote:
Will both brands remain or will WOW be folded into Icelandair?


Both brands will remain, at least to begin with.

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by hvusslax
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6175

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

When looking at the Keflavik expansion plans, one question pops up in my mind: why does that pier between the two buildings stay that narrow? Why not make it wider to provide more room for passengers? For example the E-pier at Schiphol Airport is currently three times wider than the old one used to...

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by hvusslax
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW adds Vancouver
Replies: 43
Views: 6175

Re: WOW adds Vancouver

I wonder how KEF is handling all this added traffic, was there ( KEF ) two weeks ago and the airport in nearing complete chaos, never have I experienced such an overcrowded terminal. Indeed, a lot of people don't seem to realize that this is the scope of KEF airport. http://www.dv.is/wp-content/upl...

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