Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SkyEurope: No return to Vienna for at least several days

Low-cost airline SkyEurope, which was forced out of Vienna Schwechat airport over an outstanding debt last week, confirmed for TASR on Thursday, August 20, that it will not return to Austria for at least the next few days.

Low-cost airline SkyEurope, which was forced out of Vienna Schwechat airport over an outstanding debt last week, confirmed for TASR on Thursday, August 20, that it will not return to Austria for at least the next few days.

"Today and in the next few days we'll be flying from Bratislava," said SkyEurope spokesman Tomáš Kika, adding that the airline is trying to move its operations back to Vienna as soon as possible.

At the same time, SkyEurope is considering switching a number of flights to Bratislava, where it is headquartered, on a more permanent basis.

"What initially looked like a stand-by measure to protect the travelling schedules of our passengers seems to be a move that could benefit passengers, the airport, SkyEurope and the regional economy in the long term," said Kika.

SkyEurope's arrivals and departures have been re-routed from Vienna to Bratislava since midnight on Friday, August 14, after the carrier failed to repay its debts by the airport's deadline. Vienna airport refused to process any more SkyEurope departures. Schwechat had earlier on Tuesday, August 11 detained six SkyEurope flights but these were allowed to leave after a delay of several hours. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Heavy rains flood the Tatras Video

People had to be evacuated and several hiking routes had to be closed.

Stará Lesná

Trump plays with the world like a spoiled child

The White House is now broadcasting its most spectacular soap opera, beating and overcoming those of sundry leaders from different continents and different times.

Donald Trump

Last Week in Slovakia: People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava Audio

Listen to all the headlines from The Slovak Spectator's news podcast.

Rainbow Pride in Bratislava

Government has no plans to officially commemorate the victims of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia

Presidents of the Slovak and Czech Republics will take a train ride to mark the founding of the Czechoslovak State.

Law Faculty of Comenius University in Šafárikovo Square, where the civilian killings by foreign armies on August 21, 1968, were most concentrated.