Iceland’s WOW air to take off again, this time, from the US

Daily Newsletter | September 10, 2019
The defunct Icelandic low-cost carrier WOW air is reportedly set to resume flight operations as soon as October 2019. The transatlantic airline has been taken over by a U.S. aviation firm, ending months of speculation about plans for the revival of the carrier.
For the first time, AIR Convention offers the opportunity to those who will not be attending the event in-person to send their questions for the speakers. 
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In focus
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