Fly Blue Crane cancels flights as part of business rescue plan

2017-02-03 13:28 - Selene Brophy
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Cape Town - Fly Blue Crane says it will temporarily interrupt its flight services, a move that will allow the airline to "restructure its operations, reach critical agreements and fine-tune its schedules", according to business rescue practitioner overseeing Fly Blue Crane's re-engineering process, Etienne Naude .

While Naude says he is confident that the airline will "overcome its current challenges and go on to prosper" a request by Traveller24 for specific dates and routes affected have not been answered. 

Fly Blue Crane operates low cost services to Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Cape Town, Mthatha and George.

Naude said in a statement that the airline, which lodged a voluntary application for business rescue late last year, had key business partners who "have pledged their support" to see the airline thriving. 

The airline is expected to present its business rescue plan to creditors in the "next few weeks", after asking for an extension on the process. 

In the statement Naude says "while the business rescue process was not yet as widely practiced in South Africa as it was globally, it was nevertheless on the increase here as well, and allowed for the necessary restructuring of companies to the benefit of all stakeholders, including creditors and employees."

Affected passengers are advised to contact the airline directly: gdsrefunds@flybluecrane.com

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