XL Airways declares bankruptcy and stops selling tickets

XL Airways France (Paris-CDG) has declared insolvency and stopped selling tickets.

The airline stated:

“XL Airways, in major financial difficulty, is unfortunately obliged to stop ticket sales as from September 19,”

The company is expected to go into receivership today.

Based at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, XL Airways also operates flights from Marseille and Lyon to Reunion island and flights from Lyon and Nantes to French West Indies.

The airline hopes to fly some flights through September 23.

The airline was operating Airbus A330 aircraft:

XL Airways France aircraft photo gallery: