Sunday 12th March 2017
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Virtual airline, Citywing, who operated between Newcastle and the Isle Of Man has ceased to operate this weekend.
Citywing flights ceased on Saturday onwards after going into liquidation. It had no aircraft and employed no flight crew itself. Instead it sold seats on flights that were operated by another carrier who operate it on behalf of the virtual airline, Citywing. Until last month, the airline used was Van Air Europe, based in the Czech Republic.
This airline failed recently and since then Citywing have found it very difficult to find a suitable alternative.
The airline has stated on their website not to go to the airport, because nobody will be there to assist you.
The latest blow to the Isle of Man comes after what the Cival Aviation Authority (CAA) has described as "an incident" - which involved a Van Air plane operating for Citywing, trying to land in what it claims to be below minima conditions during Storm Doris. This mean't the CAA withdrew the license for Van Air to operate, Citywing has since tried to soldier on for 2 weeks but has now called in the liquidators.
However we are pleased to announce that Eastern Airways has today announced it is stepping in to help the route between Newcastle and Isle Of Man flying. With the route running Monday to Friday leaving Newcastle at 0935 arriving in Isle Of Man Ronaldsway airport at 1035, returning from Isle Of Man Ronaldsway airport at 1325 and landing back in Newcastle at 1425.
Passengers with forward bookings with Citywing should check www.caa.co.uk from tomorrow, Monday 13th March 2017.
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