La aerolínea de bajo coste Germania se declara en quiebra y cancela todos los vuelos

Autor , 5. feb 2019 11.24

La aerolínea alemana Germania se declaró el lunes en quiebra y canceló, de forma inmediata, todos sus vuelos. La compañía no ha encontrado financiación para cubrir su falta de liquidez por lo que se ha declarado insolvente. Este cierre se suma a los cierres a final de 2018 de las aerolíneas Cobalt y Primera Air

¿Qué ocurre con los pasajeros que tenían vuelos comprados? La compañía indica que aquellos pasajeros afectados que compraron su vuelo dentro de un paquete vacacional pueden dirigirse a la agencia u organizadores del viaje y reclamar un transporte alternativo con otra compañía aérea. Sin embargo, aquellos pasajeros que compraron su billete directamente con la aerolínea no recibirán ningún tipo de compensación, devolución del importe ni tienen derecho a un transporte alternativo.

La aerolínea indica en su comunicado que la falta de liquidez se debe al aumento masivo de los precios del combustible y la caída del euro frente al dólar.

Aquí podéis leer el comunicado que han publicado en su página web

BERLIN – 05 February 2019 – Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH, its sister maintenance company Germania Technik Brandenburg GmbH as well as Germania Flugdienste GmbH filed for insolvency at Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg on Monday, February 4, 2019. Flight operations will be terminated in the night from February 4 to February 5. Germania’s employees have been informed. Swiss airline Germania Flug AG and Bulgarian Eagle are not affected by this step.

Karsten Balke, CEO Germania Fluggesellschaft mbH, said: “Unfortunately, we were ultimately unable to bring our financing efforts to cover a short-term liquidity need to a positive conclusion. We very much regret that consequently, our only option was to file for insolvency. It is of course the impact that this step will have on our employees that we regret the most. All of them as a team always did their best to secure reliable and stable flight operations – even in the stressful weeks behind us. I would like to thank all of them from the bottom of my heart. I apologise to our passengers who now cannot take their Germania flight as planned.”
Those Passengers affected by the suspension of flight operations who booked their Germania flight as part of a package holiday can contact their respective tour operator in order to organize substitute carriage. For passengers who have booked directly with Germania, there is unfortunately no entitlement to substitute carriage.
Germania’s short-term liquidity need emerged mainly due to unforeseeable events such as massive increases in fuel prices last summer and the simultaneous weakening of the euro against the US dollar, considerable delays in phasing aircraft into the fleet and an unusually high number of maintenance events that the airline’s aircraft required were major burdens for the company.


La aerolínea de bajo coste Germania se declara en quiebra y cancela todos los vuelos