Thursday, April 01, 2010
Skyservice, Canadian Charter Airline, Abruptly Shuts Down
The Canadian charter carrier Skyservice Airlines abruptly shut down yesterday and went into bankruptcy receivership. The shut-down left about 3,000 customers stranded in the Caribbean and Mexico, though arrangements are being made with other charter operators to get them home.
Skyservice was forced into receivership yesterday owing $8.8 million to its partner Sunquest Vacations. Here's a bulletin from Sunquest to its customers who have booked on Skyservice.
By the way, Skyservice Business Aviation, which operates private jet charters, says it is not affiliated with Skyservice Airlines. Skyservice Business Aviation says it continues to operate normally.