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Air Dominicana: Bankrupt Prior To First Flight  
User currently offlineTobias2702 From Germany, joined Sep 2008, 720 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7353 times:

Hi guys,

according to this list

http://www.airlineupdate.com/airline...tairlines/defunctairlines_2009.htm

Air Dominicana (ED) is defunct since September 21. Can anyone confirm? They intended flying from Las American Airport, Santo Domingo to JFK and MIA, beginning October 16. I've just read their Wikipedia article, which states that they were "designed" as new Dominican flag carrier. Air Europa seemingly had a stake in them. Are there any details on why they are bankrupt, now?


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User currently offlineXkorpyoh From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7201 times:

http://www.caribepreferente.com/inde...ntent&task=view&id=10095&Itemid=40

This article, in spanish, says that the president and biggest investor walked away from the project (for the 3rd time) but it doesn't say anything about the fate of the airline, although it is assumed it will not fly.


They also bought an Airbus A381: http://www.gringo-times.com/articles...air-dominicana-buys-new-airbus.php
(just joking  Smile


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9780 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7162 times:

Too bad, I was looking forward to seeing them one day, Oh well, this opens the door to PAWA Dominicana for further expansion and hopefully with newer aircraft instead of the DC-9's they currently operate.

A388


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7162 times:
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Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 1):
They also bought an Airbus A381: http://www.gringo-times.com/articles...air-dominicana-buys-new-airbus.php
(just joking

Oh my God! And is this a serious newspaper? Amazing!!



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User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1462 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7017 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 3):
Oh my God! And is this a serious newspaper? Amazing!!

Seriously?  Smile Look at the other "headlines". It appears to be another "The Onion" style enter-news-tainment source.



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User currently offlineDLDTW1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6883 times:

I just received word from IATA that everything is still a go for this airline. The only thing that
was said to us travel agents is that for right now. All flight bookings have to be paid for in Cash only. As they do not have their credit card system up and running at this time.

This letter arrived yesterday in the mail.

Chuck


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3331 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6568 times:



Quoting DLDTW1962 (Reply 5):
The only thing thatwas said to us travel agents is that for right now. All flight bookings have to be paid for in Cash only.

So what happens if they do go out of business? How would passengers get their money back?

Is Air Dominicana still tied to Air Europa? If this is still the case, I'm surprised UX hasn't stepped in to help.


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3433 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6545 times:

Hopefulyl the DomRep will approve AA operating a hub there soon!

AA1818



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User currently offlineDLDTW1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6359 times:

OB1504... If they booked there flights through a travel agent. The agent would have the supporting paper work to get the refund. It may take some time. But, they should get it. In most cases the way the rules are written. If a travel agent did the booking, we are the ones that would have to refund the money. AS ARC will not accept the money from us or we can Void the ticket all together thru ARC. So the client is protect if they pay cash for this ticket.
If they book it with the airline. In most cases they are screwed. That is why everyone should
book there travel arrangments with a travel agent. As a client you are protected.

Chuck


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