Maastricht Airlines files for bankrupcy before making a single flight

Maastricht Airlines filed for bankrupty on Thursday before even one flight made it into the air, press agency Novum reports.

The airline, which was to be based at Maastricht-Aachen Airport, planned to begin flights in March but that was postponed due to the late delivery of aircraft and a delay in the agreement of working terms and conditions with staff.

Following the delay, one of the biggest private investors pulled out, leading to Thursday’s announcement.

The airline has received a start-up subsidy of €100,000 from Maastricht council and €235,000 from Limburg provincial council. The two councils said the investment was worthwhile for the employment and investment it would bring to the region.

A spokesman for the airline told Novum they are looking for a new investor. ‘We already have a strong plan for Maastricht Airlines. We just need someone with the courage to step aboard.’

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