OSLO Shares in Norwegian Air plunged a quarter in value on Thursday, leading airline stocks lower as investors bet the debt-laden budget carrier would be the most vulnerable to a coronavirus pandemic.
* Other airline stocks also down sharply
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The number of passengers that flew through Swedish airports dropped 4% in 2019, Swedish state-owned airport operator Swedavia said on Friday, with the drop led by a decline in domestic traffic.
Iceland's WOW air became the latest budget airline casualty on Thursday, halting operations and cancelling all future flights after efforts to raise more funds failed. | Video
March 26 Bondholders in WOW air have formally
approved to convert their bonds into equity and formal
discussions with investors have started, the Icelandic low-cost
airline said on Tuesday.
Icelandair has agreed to buy rival Icelandic airline WOW air from its founder for about $18 million in an all-share deal aimed at creating a stronger international competitor.
* Icelandair shares jump about 50 percent on deal
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Icelandic transatlantic budget carrier Wow Air will fly Asian routes later this year, in an expansion that will further boost Iceland's credentials as a global transit hub thanks to its "superior location", the company's founder and CEO said.