More from Wow Air CEO Skuli Mogensen, via Icelandic state broadcaster RUV:
Q: How many people had bought tickets?
I don’t have the exact number of passengers but it’s around 1,000, probably a bit over that.
Q: What can WOW Air do for these people?
It’s now, unfortunately out of our hands. I’m very sorry about this as these are people who have supported us and it’s amazing how positive our passengers have been from day one and I’m disappointed not to honour our commitments to these people.
Q: Was it irresponsible to keep going for so long?
I believed and said in full conviction, as we were talking to a lot of parties, that I had planned to finish this and had that faith until 7am.