Passengers Stranded as City Wing Ceases Trading
Local Air Operator City Wing has ceased trading leaving passengers stranded.
In a statement issued late last night (Friday - 10/3/17), the airline has instructed passengers not to turn up to the airport this morning as ‘nobody will be there to assist’.
The shock announcement comes less than two weeks after the company was plunged in to crisis due to the Regulators stepping in.
Van Air who operated City Wing flights were grounded by the UK C.A.A. and the Czech Aviation Authorities after flying during storm Doris.
The statement issued by the Company makes it clear that no passengers are being offered any assistance but instead are being directed to the website of the Civil Aviation Authority who will not be available until Monday.
The full statement from City Wing is below:
10 March 2017
As a result of Van Air losing their route licenses on Friday 24th February 2017, the company has found it difficult to source suitable viable aircraft to fulfil our contracts. The company has tried to offer a service whilst suffering considerable losses but these have proved unfortunately to be commercially unsustainable.
It is therefore with much sadness and deep regret that the Directors of Citywing Aviation Services Limited have had to take the difficult decision to close the company today and put the company into liquidation. This decision has not been taken lightly and has been made to protect creditors.
Flights on 11th March 2017 onwards have all been cancelled
We request that you do not turn up at the airports for your flights as there will be no one to assist.
A liquidator will be appointed and they will advise in due course on how to get a refund on your tickets.
There will also be guidance on the UK CAA website from Monday 13th March 2017.
For those passengers on the Cardiff to Anglesey service, we have been advised that your Citywing tickets will be valid on train services out of Cardiff, and from stations between Bangor and Holyhead.
On behalf of all at Citywing, we all apologise for the inconvenience caused and thank you all for your support over the last 4 years.
Citywing Aviation Services Limited