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The French airline Aigle Azur declares bankruptcy

Thousands of passengers at ground

The French carrier Aigle Azur with operating base at Paris-Orly airport went bankrupt on September 4 and it announced the blocking of all flights. Thousands of passengers have remained at ground and if the company does not find a buyer by Monday 1200 employees will lose their jobs. The previous day it announced that it had been placed in receivership (see AVIONEWS).

The Undersecretary of transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari told the radio station "RTL": "So many people today are blocked in particular in Algeria and Mali. We are discussing with French carriers, with the Air France Group to find appropriate solutions, so that passengers who today are outside the French territory find a solution".

With 1.6 million passengers transported for year and a turnover of EUR 300 million, Aigle Azur was the third French carrier, after Air France and Corsair International in 2009. Created by Sylvain Floirat in 1946, the oldest French private airline fails.

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