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  • Bye bye WindJet

    Bye bye WindJet: the airline ceased operation on Saturday 11th August 2012.

  • #2
    Windjet stops all flights, including to Malta

    From midnight all flights operated by low-cost carrier Windjet have been stopped as it had problems buying fuel for its planes. Windjet used to operate flights out of Malta to Catania and Rome together with Air Malta. It is not known yet how many passengers flying in and out of Malta are affected by this development and what losses have been incurred by Air Malta in its joint flights with Windjet.

    There are at least 300,000 passengers who have booked flights with Windjet till October 2012 and now steps are being taken to see how other airlines will take up those booked trips.

    A day of intensive meetings and negotiations was not enough to solve the huge problems faced by Windjet. Some of the planes flown by Windjet have already been returned to the Irish company leasing them.

    Last Friday Italy's civil aviation authority Enac threatened to revoke Sicilian low-cost carrier Windjet's operating licence on Monday in the absence of improvements to services.

    Recently the near-bankrupt airline has been forced to cancel numerous flights while many others have been subject to long delays.

    On Friday Enac called on Windjet to "implement with immediate effect an emergency plan to ensure the full efficiency and punctuality of flights" and to make the payments owed to management companies, baggage handlers and other service providers on pain of seeing its planes grounded from Monday onward. Enac also invited the company to suspend ticket sales until normal services have resumed.

    Windjet is in negotiations with national flag carrier Alitalia for a takeover. On Friday Alitalia said it was still open to completing a deal provided the low-cost company furnished missing guarantees.

    The airline also said it was prepared to bring the closing date forward to August 20 from the scheduled date of August 31.

    Source: ANSA

    500,000 passengers stranded as five Wind Jet planes blocked in Malta
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2012-08-12, 08:56. ...düüüse Im Sauseschritt


    • #3
      EasyJet will help Wind Jet passengers

      AGI) Rome - World budget airline giant EasyJet said it would bail out Wind Jet by offering passengers stranded in several locations discount rates to fly from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 August. A company statement said that all passengers with a Wind Jet ticket can call the EasyJet toll free Italian number 199 201 840 or English number 0044 843 104 5454 and get a flat fee of 75 euro per flight. EasyJet also advised passengers to visit to check whether there were better fees available for their destinations. . . ...düüüse Im Sauseschritt


      • #4
        Malta (DLH Tech )awaits fate of seven stranded jets

        Lufthansa Technik Malta is waiting to find out what to do with seven aircraft in its hangar belonging to Sicilian budget airline which ceased operating over the weekend.

        “Lufthansa Technik Malta Ltd has seven Windjet aircraft in its hangar and is awaiting instructions from the owner of the aircraft on how to proceed. LTM regretfully hears of Windjet’s news,” the spokesman said.

        A spokesman for Air Malta said the national airline had “absolutely no relationship” with the low cost carrier.

        Air Malta has a code-sharing agreement with Meridiana to operate flights to Sicily.

        Windjet stopped operations on Sunday with the Italian aviation authority threatening to revoke its operating licence after it left thousands of passengers stranded. The authority said Windjet had about 300,000 bookings through October.

        The cash-strapped airline has been having talks with Italy’s national carrier, Alitalia, over a possible takeover since January but these have failed. A last-ditch meeting is expected to be held in Rome today following the intervention of Italy’s Economic Development Minister.......

        more............................. ...düüüse Im Sauseschritt


        • #5

          The airline return to flight with new livery??