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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Flaps wrote:
Looks like a money laundering scheme.


Or arms trafficking...she's reportedly looking for freighters.
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Being a frount for an arms dealer at least seems plausible, trying to make a go of it as an airline does not.
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:19 pm

So they plan an October launch? They plan to be a US Based Carrier? Can an AOC be obtained in that amount of time? Even transfer of an existing AOC after grounding takes more than 4-8 weeks. Getting both government approvals to operate would seem to take more time than that. Im sure those facilities in Iceland that were supposedly acquired thru bankruptcy are now accruing charges daily (everything in Iceland costs lots of $$) and dipping into the $85 mil that they supposedly have to operate this carrier.
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:21 pm

Do they still have any aircraft or have they all been re-po'd?
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:28 pm

Revelation wrote:
Being a frount for an arms dealer at least seems plausible, trying to make a go of it as an airline does not.


I won’t be in a hurry to fly with them. This was the first thing I thought of
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:21 am

Maybe they can use MaxJets old office space :eyeroll:
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:26 am

Not any better than the attempted revival of People Express a few years ago. Give it up, and move on.
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:01 am

enilria wrote:
MO11 wrote:
Do a search on the investor....it gets a little interesting.


“Michele Ballarin”

She has a real estate license. She is referred to by Iceland newspapers as an “arms dealer” and she was involved in a sketchy Somali airline.

https://paxex.aero/2019/07/wow-air-redu ... -ballarin/

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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:39 am

Freshside3 wrote:
Not any better than the attempted revival of People Express a few years ago.

The proprietor of which just pleaded guilty to multiple felonies in that venture, and faces 20yrs+ in jail.
https://wtkr.com/2019/07/25/former-head ... ds-guilty/

.....hope it goes better for WOW. ;)
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:35 am

gatibosgru wrote:
Do they still have any aircraft or have they all been re-po'd?


All repo'd months ago, most in March but one A321 in July.
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:58 am

The only reason this airline have 1% of survival if they got very good cargo contract. Drove past Icelandair 757 at IAD couple weeks ago, and it was all fish being unloaded in white plastic boxes
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:06 am

WOW must be saved, otherwise the world will always be shy one carrier with fuschia colored aircraft & an exclamation on the outside.
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:59 pm

I don't think it has been mentioned before, but WOW's liquidators apparently canceled their contracts with Ballarin/Oasis Aviation in late July due to failed payments:
https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2019/07/29/ballarin_s_contract_canceled/

If this information is still up-to-date, it would mean Ballarin doesn't even have the rights to use the brand.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:08 pm

ok let's get some popcorn :)
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:53 pm

RWA380 wrote:
WOW must be saved, otherwise the world will always be shy one carrier with fuschia colored aircraft & an exclamation on the outside.


At least we still have W!ZZ.

 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:06 pm

redzeppelin wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
WOW must be saved, otherwise the world will always be shy one carrier with fuschia colored aircraft & an exclamation on the outside.


At least we still have W!ZZ.



Thanks redzeppelin, I feel way better. Wizz is totally acceptable. :rotfl:
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:15 am

I might be giving them too much of the benefit of the doubt, but I'm going to say 0.1% chance they ever get a bird up in the air.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:29 pm

Tickets go on sale in the next few days according to this: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2019 ... stu_dogum/ - in Icelandic but Google Translate should do a good enough job.
Also mentions that a US AOC has been procured.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm

akb88 wrote:
Tickets go on sale in the next few days according to this: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2019 ... stu_dogum/ - in Icelandic but Google Translate should do a good enough job.
Also mentions that a US AOC has been procured.


Believe it when I see it... in all probability a wet-lease. The guy quoted there does not know one end of an airplane from the other.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:54 pm

Zyklotrop wrote:
I don't think it has been mentioned before, but WOW's liquidators apparently canceled their contracts with Ballarin/Oasis Aviation in late July due to failed payments:
https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2019/07/29/ballarin_s_contract_canceled/

If this information is still up-to-date, it would mean Ballarin doesn't even have the rights to use the brand.


They have since supposedly renegotiated the deal to buy some WOW assets, at least the brand. The failure to make a payment the first time is of course one of the many red flags around this whole thing. I will not believe this until there is actually a purple plane with paying passengers in the air.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:05 pm

arcticcruiser wrote:
akb88 wrote:
Tickets go on sale in the next few days according to this: https://www.mbl.is/frettir/innlent/2019 ... stu_dogum/ - in Icelandic but Google Translate should do a good enough job.
Also mentions that a US AOC has been procured.


Believe it when I see it... in all probability a wet-lease. The guy quoted there does not know one end of an airplane from the other.


I'm not believing anything regarding this new airline. Every single thing about this looks shady as fu..............
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:12 pm

https://onemileatatime.com/wow-air-purchase-price/

I don’t understand how this would work.......
 
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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:36 pm

RWA380 wrote:
redzeppelin wrote:
RWA380 wrote:
WOW must be saved, otherwise the world will always be shy one carrier with fuschia colored aircraft & an exclamation on the outside.


At least we still have W!ZZ.



Thanks redzeppelin, I feel way better. Wizz is totally acceptable. :rotfl:


If you ever need to just go in Europe you can take a Wizz!
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:47 pm

kyrone wrote:
https://onemileatatime.com/wow-air-purchase-price/

I don’t understand how this would work.......


That press conference is very strange!!
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Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 am

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thanks.

What's gonna happen for :
TF-NOW MSN 7715- Stored at LFBF
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Update: Both are now re-registered and returned to its lessor from China.

Owner is now Jin Shan 20 Ireland Company Ltd. https://www.flyinginireland.com/aircraf ... ion=EI-GOX, https://www.flyinginireland.com/aircraf ... ion=EI-GOL

TF-NOW went for air test recently. Now re-registered as EI-GOX

TF-PRO is now EI-GOL

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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:59 pm

https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news ... d_october/


Slight delay due to not receiving all assets.....
 
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Re: Wow Air to attempt relaunch as new company

Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:57 am

What changes would be made compared to the previous WOW Air.
 
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Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:01 am

juliuswong wrote:
A380MSN004 wrote:
thanks.

What's gonna happen for :
TF-NOW MSN 7715- Stored at LFBF
TF-PRO MSN 7680- Stored at LFBF

Update: Both are now re-registered and returned to its lessor from China.

Owner is now Jin Shan 20 Ireland Company Ltd. https://www.flyinginireland.com/aircraf ... ion=EI-GOX, https://www.flyinginireland.com/aircraf ... ion=EI-GOL

TF-NOW went for air test recently. Now re-registered as EI-GOX

TF-PRO is now EI-GOL

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EI-GOX A321 190919 LFBF by andre deblauwe, on Flickr

EI-GOX is now registered to Thai Vietjet Airlines as HS-VKM. Caught here on her first day of service.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater

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Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:20 am

ScottB wrote:
If you ever need to just go in Europe you can take a Wizz!


... but you have to go all the way to Kazakhstan if you need to take a Scat...

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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:04 pm

https://wowair.com

Website’s coming back online?
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm

Website will likely be up and running very shortly. WOW is set to relaunch in 2 weeks.
All necessary planes, funding and certifications have been obtained.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflyi ... aunch/amp/
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:55 pm

avtcle wrote:
Website will likely be up and running very shortly. WOW is set to relaunch in 2 weeks.
All necessary planes, funding and certifications have been obtained.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/simpleflyi ... aunch/amp/


Great news good to see them back in the air. WOW Air is a great brand and getting it back in the air sooner rather than later is the best approach. Good luck to them.
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:31 pm

https://viewfromthewing.com/wow-air-say ... ardingArea

WOW delayed until December; tickets to go on sale in November.
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:02 pm

Ishrion wrote:
https://viewfromthewing.com/wow-air-says-theyll-re-launch-in-december/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea

WOW delayed until December; tickets to go on sale in November.

Uh huh.

There was another article this week where MWAA said they know nothing about a timeline. Also, it was revealed that the new owner told Icelandic media she was working with MWAA to start in October before anyone at MWAA had talked to her...
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:17 pm

enilria wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://viewfromthewing.com/wow-air-says-theyll-re-launch-in-december/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea

WOW delayed until December; tickets to go on sale in November.

Uh huh.

There was another article this week where MWAA said they know nothing about a timeline. Also, it was revealed that the new owner told Icelandic media she was working with MWAA to start in October before anyone at MWAA had talked to her...


I'm sure you can just rent stairs when you get there. I mean it's a big airport ! /s :lol:
 
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Re: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread

Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:40 pm

SwissCanuck wrote:
enilria wrote:
Ishrion wrote:
https://viewfromthewing.com/wow-air-says-theyll-re-launch-in-december/?utm_source=BoardingArea&utm_medium=BoardingArea

WOW delayed until December; tickets to go on sale in November.

Uh huh.

There was another article this week where MWAA said they know nothing about a timeline. Also, it was revealed that the new owner told Icelandic media she was working with MWAA to start in October before anyone at MWAA had talked to her...


I'm sure you can just rent stairs when you get there. I mean it's a big airport ! /s :lol:


Off topic, but there were rumors the original WOW forgot to contact the relevant authorities when they started service to Chicago and the first flight diverted to MKE. No idea if there's any substance to them, but it's a good story!
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