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Stobart Air shuts down all operations, will be liquidated


Stobart Air (Dublin) today suddenly announced it was ending its Aer Lingus franchise and ceasing all operations.

In April 2021, Isle of Man-based company Ettyl Limited reached an agreement to buy the Esken shareholding in Stobart Air.

On June 11, 2021, Esken stated it was now clear that Ettyl was unable to conclude the transaction to acquire Stobart Air.

Esken terminated the agreement with Ettyl.

Last night, Esken advised the Board of Stobart Air that it would not continue to provide financial support for Stobart Air operations. No other purchaser could be found.

Aer Lingus Regional-Stobart Air ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) EI-FCZ (msn 1159) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 928783.

Above Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus Regional-Stobart Air ATR 72-212A (ATR 72-600) EI-FCZ (msn 1159) SEN (Keith Burton). Image: 928783.

All Aer Lingus franchise and BA wet-lease flying was terminated with immediate effect. All flights are cancelled today. The Board of Stobart Air is now in the process of appointing a liquidator.

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Air Serbia increases frequency of flights to Montenegro, opens charter season with flights to Hurghada

Named "Dejan Stankovic"

Air Serbia will be increasing its capacities on flights between Serbia and Montenegro, by introducing additional flights and more than 3,000 additional seats to both Tivat and Podgorica, during 1 May and Easter holidays. In May, the Serbian national airline plans to operate 15 flights a week to Podgorica, with two flights each day, except on Friday, when it will be operating three flights to the Montenegrin capital. The national airline will be flying to Tivat 9 times a week in May, with one flight every day, except for Friday and Sunday, when it will be operating two daily flights.

Immediately after Montenegro Airlines’ discontinued operations in December 2020, Air Serbia increased the capacities for trips between the two countries and utilized additional resources at airports in Podgorica, Tivat and Belgrade, in order to accommodate all passengers in the new circumstances.

There are currently no travel restrictions between Serbia and Montenegro, and negative PCR tests are not needed in either direction. Air Serbia flights are operated using Airbus A319 and A320 type aircraft, with a greater number of seats.

Photo: The new Airbus A330 aircraft, intended for our New York flights, is embellished with a stylized image of Serbia’s famous scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla.


In other news, Air Serbia is opening the summer charter season for 2021 with a total of seven round trip flights between Belgrade and Hurghada, which will be operated until  May 8, 2021, during Easter and International Workers’ Day holidays. The national airline will operate the flights using Airbus A319 airplanes, each with a 144 seat configuration.

During the summer season of 2021, Air Serbia, in cooperation with domestic travel agencies, plans to operate more than 800 charter flights to popular destinations in Turkey, Egypt, Greece and Tunisia.

Charter flights to Turkey will be primarily organized toward the Antalya region, but there are also plans for Bodrum and Dalaman on the Aegean coast. When it comes to Egypt, flights to Hurghada will be operated on a larger scale, with slightly smaller number of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh. As for Greece, passengers can expect travel arrangements with direct charter flights to Rhodes, Crete, Skiathos, Corfu, Kefalonia, and other popular destinations.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Serbia Airbus A319-132 YU-APJ (msn 1159) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943568.

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