Wow Airlines has ceased operations and grounded all flights leaving passengers stranded. The passengers were told that they would need to make other arrangements with different airlines but, some may be eligible for compensation. Wow Air CEO said that more than 1,000 passengers were affected but does not know the exact number.
Many did not receive a refund for the cancelled flights and Wow Airlines have been facing criticism on social media over lack of communication. Other airlines have been offering discounted flights to passengers affected by the situation. While not everyone is able to receive a refund from the airline, if Wow airlines declares bankruptcy, passengers are able to make a claim with the liquidator.
It is the latest of several airlines affected by the increase of competition between airlines as companies are changing their business strategies in order to gain more customers.