Aer Lingus are offering "rescue fares" for passengers affected by WOW air collapse 2 years ago

Aer Lingus are offering "rescue fares" for passengers affected by WOW air collapse

WOW air announced its collapse on Thursday morning.

Icelandic airline WOW air shuttered its doors this morning, announcing an immediate cessation of all flights — leaving many passengers stranded without transport.

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Irish airline Aer Lingus has since issued a statement, announcing that it is providing cut-price fares for those who have been affected by WOW air's unexpected collapse.

The statement reads: "Following WOW Air’s cessation of trading, Aer Lingus can confirm that it is offering impacted WOW Air passengers special rescue fares, in accordance with our voluntary agreement with International Air Transport Association (IATA), and subject to availability on the Aer Lingus network."

Fares will remain normal for any WOW air passengers who were scheduled to fly after 12 April.

WOW air had flown from Dublin to Reykjavik Airport, and facilitated low-cost flights across the Atlantic to North America.

Those wishing to avail of these "rescue fares" should contact the following numbers after 18:30 / 6:30pm this evening: 1890 800600 (from Ireland) / 00353 1 886 8822 (from Europe) / 0333 006 6920 (from UK) / 516 622 4222 (from US) and 800 474 7424 (from Canada).

Further details about the collapse of WOW air, and how it might affect customers, can be found here.