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Last Updated: 03/28/19

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, WOW Air announced on its website a cease of operations, and canceled all of its flights. Many surprised travelers worldwide were stranded and scrambling to find new flights home or to their original destination.

The WOW Air Closure Travel Insurance Information Center explains coverage related to the cease of operations. This database is regularly updated by Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts with answers to frequently asked questions, official provider position statements, travel alerts and notices, and other information as the situation develops. Information is subject to change at any time.

Questions? Squaremouth’s travel insurance experts are on hand to answer your questions about coverage for the crash. We are available from 8am to 10pm ET daily by chat and by phone at 1-800-240-0369.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, WOW Air ceased operations and canceled all of its flights worldwide.

Travelers who purchased a travel insurance policy within 10-21 days of their initial trip deposit may be covered under the Financial Default benefit.

Fact Sheets and Press Releases

  • WOW Air Closure: Financial Default Travel Insurance Can Cover Travelers

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. March 28, 2019 — The sudden closure of Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air has left thousands of travelers stranded and looking to travel insurance to recoup costs. Fortunately, travelers with insurance policies that include cancellation coverage for the financial default of a common carrier may be covered by their policy, as long as specific conditions are met.

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FAQs

  • Will travel insurance cover the additional costs I incurred to rebook?

    Travel insurance may cover the additional costs incurred to book new flights, however it depends on the policy.

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  • Am I covered by travel insurance to cancel my trip if my WOW Air flight was canceled?

    Travelers with Financial Default coverage within their policy can be reimbursed for canceled flights, as long as they meet their policy’s requirements.

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