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GMG Airlines suspends operations for indefinite period

28-Mar-2012 11:45 AM

GMG Airlines will reportedly suspend services from 30-Mar-2012 for an indefinite period due to technical problems in aircraft, according to report in The Daily Star. Commenting on the situation, GMG Airlines director of marketing, HR and customer experience Asif Ahmed said: "Two of our Dash 8 aircraft are scheduled for some routine periodic maintenance, which requires the aircraft to be removed from operations for several days. We need technical expertise and equipment to make the fleet operational, which may take two-three months or even longer". With these two aircraft out of service, all of the carrier's fleet will be grounded. GMG fleet consisted of three Boeing 767s, three MD-80s and two Bombardier Dash-8s. No details on a potential resumption of service was provided. Earlier this month, IATA suspended the carrier from its billing and settlement plan (BSP) as the carrier allegedly failed to pay dues (The Daily Star Net, 07-Mar-2012).