'Pandemonium' as Wow Airlines suddenly closes grounding planes across America

Mail Online | 3/29/2019 | Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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Icelandic budget airline WOW Air left hundreds of passengers stranded Thursday sparking 'pandemonium' at airports across America after grounding planes due to financial trouble.

Footage from Newark shows dozens of travelers waiting in a packed departure lounge after it was announced their flights had been cancelled.

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Lines of holidaymakers can be seen talking with airport officials after Wow Air told passengers on Thursday there would be no further flights and advised them to check with other airlines for ways to reach their destinations.

One passenger wrote: '@wowairsupport flight WW104 from #EWR was cancelled after a 4 hour delay and they gave us a $12 voucher Pandemonium at the gate. I need a refund + new earliest flight ASAP. @EWRairport'

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Posting a video of a chaotic scene Toronto airport another added: '20 min to board, @wowairsupport cancels the flight. But then sends an email that it’s just delayed until 9pm. Oh but the crew left because it was cancelled. Updates coming from the guy in the middle of this crowd.'

Another video shows customers telling workers they are 'massively inconvenienced' by the abrupt news. At Baltimore police were called even called to the gate, CBS reports.

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The airline specialized in ultra-cheap travel between the United States and Europe. It flew to cities including Washington, New York, Paris, London and its Reykjavik hub.

WOW grounded at least six planes in North America that were set to leave late Wednesday from Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, New York and Baltimore.

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In Europe, Reykjavik-bound planes from seven cities - Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Frankfurt and Copenhagen - did not take off Thursday morning.

Travelers took to Twitter to express their frustration, saying 'tempers were high'.

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One wrote: 'Tempers were high last night at #yyz #wowair. I can’t post anymore of this due to the swearing! The flight staff...
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