20 AUGUST 2012


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Article from BTNews 20 AUGUST 2012

Windjet grounded

Italy's beleaguered budget airline, Windjet, has stopped operations Sunday with aviation authority ENAC revoking its operating licence.  Passengers were stranded overnight at Rome's Fiumicino airport.

The cash-strapped carrier was in negotiations with Alitalia regarding a take-over but these broke down.  It was founded in 2003 by Antonino Pulvirenti, owner, Chairman and CEO and the power behind Calcio Catania, Serie A soccer club.  It currently operates 12 Airbus A320 aircraft

ENAC said Windjet had about 300,000 bookings through October. http://w3.volawindjet.it

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