23-Jan-2012 2:35 PM

Cirrus Airlines suspends operations

Cirrus Airlines MD Schultheis stated the carrier suspended operations on 20-Jan-2012 until further notice due to economic and market conditions. According to dpa and Handelsblatt reports, the Saarbrücken-based carrier is now in talks on the future of the company. The carrier will continue to pay its around 300 employees. The carrier, established in 1995, operated seven scheduled services within Germany and to Austria and Switzerland at the time of its suspension. Its fleet currently consists of seven aircraft. The carrier handled 200,000 passengers in 2011.