The airline company Stobart Air was forced to close its doors, with the consequent loss of 500 jobs and leaving hundreds of passengers on the ground at dozens of airports.
The company, which managed the regional flights of the Irish-flagged company Aer Lingus, is another victim of the crisis in the sector caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dublin-based company will soon appoint a liquidator. Meanwhile, all his flights were canceled, including those between Ireland and the United Kingdom, to more than the internal ones.
Founded in 1970 under the name Aer Arran, Stobart Air began operations by linking the Irish island of Inishmore with the mainland. Many of its current regional routes in Ireland and the United Kingdom had replaced those of another airline that also succumbed to the pandemic, the Flybe, in March 2020.
Aer Lingus today attributed the collapse of Stobart Air to the fact that the company “almost did not fly since March 2020 !, apologizing to the passengers for the cancellation, without any notice, of the flights managed by the deceased vector.