Wow Air stops flights - Thousands of passengers have been left stranded after Iceland's Wow Air stopped flights. Its website says Wow Air has ceased operations and cancelled all flights. Passengers have been told by the airline to book with other airlines. The carrier, flew from London Stansted and Gatwick in the UK. Wow was founded in 2011 by its chief executive, Skuli Mogensen. It started flights in 2012 and grew to employ 1,000 people, carrying 3.5 million passengers last year in its 11 aircraft.