Zagreb-Toronto Direct Service Suspended as Airline Gets into Financial Trouble
- by croatiaweek
- in Business
SkyGreece Airlines, the company that in June introduced the first direct service linking the Croatian capital with the Canadian city of Toronto, has abruptly ceased operations…
SkyGreece Airlines, which was founded by a team of Greek-Canadian entrepreneurs and is headquartered in Athens, were operating a weekly service to and from Toronto and Zagreb from June this year, but on Thursday last week made the decision to “temporarily cease operations.”
The decision, which the airline said in a statement was prompted by financial setbacks the company faced as a result of the recent Greek economic crisis, has left around 1,000 customers in the lurch, including a number booked on the Zagreb-Toronto service.
“In spite of the resulting immediate and dramatic reduction in ticket sales, the Company’s founders have worked tirelessly to maintain scheduled service. Unfortunately, as a result of recent technical issues, the Company is now facing a system-wide multi-day delay and significant additional expenses,” the statement read, encouraging those passengers stranded to contact their travel agents.
With an official statement now made from SkyGreece, travel insurance claims may be a lot easier for those effected passengers. The airline says that will try to commence operations ‘soon’, but time will tell.
Some info on what to do if you have been impacted here.