EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 26 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Southern Now has only two active aircrafts, both 732's, and have suspended MAD flights. They don't have anymore th 767 or the 742
The problem with the pax stranded is that when A4 initially suspended the flights, they were forwarding pax to other companies, mainly IB, and pay some 200€/pax to the other companies, but then they sropped paying, and the other companies stopped accepting A4 pax, therefore creating this chaos.
There was an article not so long ago that I posted here, the link is in spanish only. http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eneral_aviation/read.main/2232378/
Notarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1318 times:
A completely different question, a bit off-topic, but I do not want to open a separate thread for this: I am wondering if today's Southern Winds Airlines is 100% the same company that was originally set up in 2001.
At that time, Southern Winds intended to commence services (B757s and/or B767s were acquired), it was reported that the financial backing was (partially) made by Al-Qaida funds. At least, something like this was reported in a German aviation magazine. Then, the name Southern Winds disappeared for two or three years. Concerning the company's name and the routes served (from Spain to South America), I am just curious if today's Southern Winds is the same as the airline founded in 2001.