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WOW Air reduces its fleet by sending 4 aircraft for storage

wow-air 2018-11-28 15:10 UTC

Wow Air, which flies from Gatwick, Stansted and Edinburgh to Reykjavik with onward connections to North America, has admitted that its results are “materially worse than originally anticipated”.

 

Skuli Mogensen, the airline’s chief executive, has written to bondholders saying “a number of external and internal events have unfortunately worsened significantly” since a bond issue in September.

He blamed Primera Air’s collapse for escalating “negativity” about Wow Air’s financial position, which he said “has further worsened an already challenged situation”.

A sale-and-leaseback deal that was expected to raise $25m (£11.7m) has been cancelled.

The airline has placed four aircraft in storage

Aircraft TF-BRO - A320 to Shannon

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/TF-BRO#1083692107

 

Aircraft TF-SIS - A320 to Shannon

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/TF-SIS#1083881175

 

Aircraft TF-LUV - A333 to Tarbes

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/TF-LUV#1083683008

 

Aircraft TF-WOW - A333 to Tarbes

https://www.radarbox24.com/data/registration/TF-WOW#1083711078

 

The pair of wide-bodied A330s landed in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Tarbes Airport, which is a “graveyard” for retired planes.

A planned takeover by Wow’s bigger rival, Icelandair, has stalled. The €18m (£16m) deal was due to be approved at a shareholders´ meeting on 30 November.

But Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair Group’s chief executive, said: “The share purchase agreement contains numerous conditions which will have to be fulfilled before the meeting.

 

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