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SkyEurope files for bankruptcy/ceases operations in a boost for Wizz Air and Smartwings


Embattled Slovakia-based LCC, SkyEurope, which has been struggling to restructure its debts, has filed for bankruptcy and suspended operations. [2957 words]

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  • Creditor protection and new investor too little too late
  • Airport woes a sign of trouble
  • Passenger confidence evaporates
  • Boost for SmartWings and Wizz Air 
  • Wizz Air continues on expansionist path; dominate Eastern European LCC
  • Slovakia – an LCC dominated market
  • Danube Wings to become sole operator in the domestic Slovakian market
  • Ryanair to increase dominance in Slovakian international market
  • Smartwings building its network
  • SmartWings parent company the sole remaining bidder for loss-making Czech Airlines
  • CSA Czech Airlines - Click4sky “virtual low cost”

Graphs and data:

  • SkyEurope suspends operations: 31-Aug-09
  • SkyEurope suspends operations: 31-Aug-09
  • SkyEurope capacity share (seats) by airport: Jul-2009
  • SkyEurope traffic highlights for Jul-2009
  • SkyEurope financial highlights for 3 months ended 31-Mar-2009
  • LCC capacity share within Slovakia: Jan-Jul-2001 to Jan-Jul-2009
  • LCC capacity share to/from Slovakia: Jan-Jul-2001 to Jan-Jul-2009
  • Capacity share to/from Slovakia: Sep-2009
  • Ryanair route network from Bratislava (Slovakia): Sep-2009
  • LCC capacity share to/from Czech Republic: Jan-Jul-2001 to Jan-Jul-2009
  • LCC capacity share within Czech Republic: Jan-Jul-2001 to Jan-Jul-2009
  • Smart Wings Route Map: Sep-2009
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