WILLEMSTAD–Tilgent Capital Trust announced last weekend it is no longer interested in Curaçao-based Insel Air. This was confirmed by the chairman Hensley Meulens of the union representing workers at the troubled carrier UGTK/Cadmu.
This means the last potential strategic partner to save InselAir is off the table. Chances are the judge will declare the company bankrupt today, Tuesday according to Meulens.
The only plane the airline was still using has technical problems and since last week there is no license to fly anymore. In the meantime, Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) has reclaimed the hanger InselAir was using.
InselAir announced on its Facebook page that the Dutch Caribbean carrier had ceased operations under the 7I/958 IATA codes effective February 16, 2019. “On behalf of the entire InselAir family, past and present, we thank every one of our passengers for their loyalty and it was truly a pleasure to serve each of you over the past 12 years,” said management.
Passengers with tickets issued on flights 2511/2513 from Curaçao to St. Maarten or flights 2512/2514 from St. Maarten to Curaçao operated by Divi Divi and Corendon Dutch Airlines were advised to contact Divi Divi for their flight status.
Passengers affected by the flight discontinuation have been asked to have the following information for all communication to ensure prompt response:
-All passenger names.
-Your PNR/Record Locator (5-6 numbers/letters).
-Your InselAir ticket number (13-digit number starting with 958).
-Your scheduled flights.
-Where you purchased your tickets and how you paid for them.
-How much you paid including taxes and fees.
“If you purchased your ticket from a travel agent please contact them for a refund or rebooking options,” the statement added.
People who purchased their ticket by credit card online at fly-inselair.com or at one of our ticket offices were asked to contact their credit card issuer to dispute the charges as “non-delivered.”
Airline employees traveling on standby leisure tickets are to initiate a refund process through myIDTravel or contact the employee travel department.
Those who purchased a ticket by cash or check at one of the ticket offices need to file refund claim with the InselAir’s trustee Mr. R. van den Heuvel at VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne and Associates, Julianaplein 22, Willemstad, Curaçao or via email: email@example.com
Normal contact with the company through email or phone is no longer available.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/85527-3tilgent-capital-lost-interest-in-inselair