SkyEurope grounds jets and files for bankruptcy

September 2009
Travel Weekly (UK);9/4/2009, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that Slovakia-based airline SkyEurope ceased trading in August 2009 and filed for bankruptcy. The small airline was trying to restructure and pay its debts. It was launched in 2002 and operated from Luton and Manchester, England. Reduced passenger bookings and flight revenue forced the airline to suspend flights. According to an Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) spokesperson, the collapse reflects the holes in the consumer protection system.


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