FlyNonstop announced (29-Oct-2013) it filed for bankruptcy and ceased commercial operations as of 06:00 CET on 29-Oct-2013. The carrier's official website stated: "We have received help from SAS that will provide our customers with ticket reference in FlyNonstop, the opportunity to purchase new tickets at a special price with the company, provided that there are available seats on the desired travel date. SAS has many frequencies, large network and flies to all our destinations so the possibility that the majority will make a good alternative to the original itinerary will be present." The carrier added: "We once again lament the burden placed on you passengers, but FlyNonstop could unfortunately no longer meet its obligations and must therefore we must lay down our business. This is a sad day for our customers and for us FlyNonstop." [more - original PR - Norwegian]
FlyNonstop files for bankruptcy, ceases operations
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