Press: Fliers stranded by Air Madrid collapse

19th Dec 2006

According to press reports, up to 100,000 air passengers have been left stranded by the collapse of Spanish budget airline Air Madrid.
Air Madrid suspended flights last week after months of operational problems leaving people’s travel plans in total chaos.

There are thousands stuck at airports both in Spain and Latin America with some facing the prospect of not making it home for Christmas.

The BBC website reports that workers felt bad that the company’s failure meant many Romanians or Latin American migrants in Spain might not be able to spend Christmas at home.

They quote Air Madrid manager Pablo Morera as saying, “The quickest and most immediate solution would be to make an offer to the company’s ownership to cede shares to the workers, name a management group on behalf of the workers, and draw up a safety plan so we can start flying as soon as possible”, said Mr Morera.


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