Danish Airline Cimber Sterling Grounds All Flights, Files For Bankruptcy
The Sonderborg, Denmark-based carrier had operated for nearly 62 years since its founding as Cimber Air in 1950. It gained the Sterling brand when it bought Sterling Airlines in 2008.
About 25 planes made up the Cimber fleet, consisting of ATR-42 and ATR-72 props, Boeing 737-700s and CRJs.
The airline’s route network was contained entirely within Europe.
Cimber had suffered financial difficulties over the past couple of years, leading to its partial sale to Ukrainian billionaire Ihor Kolomoyskyi in 2011.
A Google Translate version of the company’s statement in Danish:
Cimber Sterling bankrupt – all flights are provisionally canceled
The Board of Cimber Sterling has decided to ask the company bankrupt and has therefore been filed for bankruptcy with the court in Sønderborg on Thursday 3rd May 2012 at. 06.30.
The consequence is that all flights from that time are canceled. If you should have been off with Cimber Sterling today will unfortunately therefore be futile to go to the airport. We apologize sincerely.
Cimber Sterling is registered in the Travel Guarantee Fund. That means you could get the ticket refunded if you simultaneously with the purchase of the ticket has purchased a bankrupt insurance. You will be contacted directly by the fund. If you befiunder up abroad and have a bankruptcy insurance, you will also be transported home free. Read more at Rejsegarantifonden.dk
However, if you are abroad and have not purchased a bankrupt insurance, the journey is unfortunately lost, and you must, unfortunately, even pay for alternative transport home.
If travel is purchased through a travel agent is the agent responsible for ensuring the implementation journey. Contact organizer for more information concerning. refund.
Have you paid with international credit card, you can through your bank to object and thereby see if you can get your expenses covered. If however, you paid with credit VisaDankort equated paying with cash – and you no opportunity to object apart from doing your claims in the bankruptcy estate.
We must again regret deeply.