Italian low-cost carrier Windjet has suspended all flights following a break down in takeover talks with Alitalia.
Based in Catania, Sicily, the airline served routes to Italian and European cities including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Milan and Paris, using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.
According to the BBC, the carrier “is now close to losing its operating licence after takeover talks with Alitalia failed”.
The report also said that national carrier Alitalia said it would help Windjet passengers to find alternatives, “but only on payment of supplements”. Up to 300,000 passengers are believed to be affected by the suspension of flights.
The carrier’s website (volawindjet.it) has also been suspended, with a landing page advising passengers to consult their airport of departure for updates.
Report by Mark Caswell