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Star1 In Trouble.  
User currently offlineAerLingus747 From Ireland, joined Apr 2006, 223 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Looking on another website and it was mentioned that there one and only plane has been seized in DUB for none payment of fees.

Anybody have more info?

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User currently offlinemetjetceo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5177 times:

Per their website

„Star1 Airlines“ informs that due to the aircraft detention in Dublin airport on 22nd September, 2010, the company cancels the following flights:

23rd September Vilnius – London - Vilnius

23rd September Girona - Vilnius - Girona

24th September Vilnius – Milan – Vilnius
24th September Vilnius – London - Vilnius

The passengers of the cancelled flights are advised to make travel arrangements by themselves.

The management of „Star1 Airlines“ would also like to inform that negotiations regarding the detained aircraft are still in progress.
Next information regarding possibilities of „Star1 Airlines” to operate flights from 25th September, 2010 and onwards will be announced tomorrow, 24th September, till 4 p.m.

The management of „Star1 Airlines“ regrets about inconveniences caused to passengers by flight cancellations.


User currently offlineLVZXV From Gabon, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Thanks for sharing this. Barely a week ago I was still a whisker away from booking the VNO-MXP flight with them next month, with an onward connection to EZE the following day. However, something held me back from booking with an airline with just one plane and from a country whose airlines seem (to an outsider) to be falling flat on their face.

Would it be an over-simplification to assume that airBaltic has filled the void left by Lithuania's defunct carriers? I see that even Estonian Air operates a couple of routes through VNO.

Aloha,

/ZXV



How do you say "12 months" in Estonian?
User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

Air Baltic's fillement of the void us very relative. BT regulary opens routes from VNO and then closes them down and sends passengers who booked the flights via RIX. At the present time there are 5 routes but there were double that a couple of months ago.

Estonian, on the other hand, seems to wish to take a part of the market. They cooperate with SAS and KLM and can code-share VNO-Stockholm and VNO-Amsterdam for example - something small airlines like Star 1 were not able to do, and BT does not want to do as they want to support their hub in Riga. And Stockholm and Amsterdam routes had heavy loads before collapse of FlyLAL, but then went into obscurity, so Estonian rivived them.

Also, there is a small (2 aircraft) Ryanair base in Kaunas that caters heavily for UK/Ireland diaspora markets,


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2475 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

Quoting AerLingus747 (Thread starter):
Anybody have more info?
Quoting Sonic (Reply 3):
BT does not want to do as they want to support their hub in Riga



Well, I think it had to do a lot with airBaltic president Bertolt Flick announcement to start a new Lithuanian airline in April 2011- which will have 28(!!) routes out of Vilnius until 2015.

More details on this new Lithuanian airline and the problems you'll find here:

http://www.lithuaniatribune.com/2010...to-give-airbaltic-chief-the-flick/


User currently offlineshamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

They had passengers checked in for the return fligt to VNO. When the passengers were told they were going no where it led to all out war!

User currently offlineSonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

Star 1 cancelled all flights for a week and claims that there are negotiations with investors. Hundreds of people are stranded in various countries who bought packet holidays from subsidiary Star 1 Holidays. Everyone who has to fly in these days should contact claims@star1.aero

User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 3751 times:

According to the website, there will be an announcement today (28 September) about the future. I so hope to be wrong, but can't help concluding it has to be bad news.  


Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it
User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

http://www.star1.lt/en/

Here the text from the website:

Dear Clients,

Due to the aircraft detention in Dublin “Star1 Airlines” does not operate regular and charter flights on 25 September through 1 October. Passengers who have tickets to the cancelled flights are requested to turn directly to “Star1 Airlines“ by email claims@star1.aero concerning the refunds. Passengers who bought flight tickets in travel agencies are requested to submit written requests regarding refunds via travel agency where tickets were purchased.

Please turn to our call centre at +370 5 247 7744 (from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) for any queries regarding the cancelled flights.

Information on the situation regarding flights is regularly updated. The management of "Star1 Airlines" continues negotiations with investors. Information on investment and flights will be updated on Thursday, 30th September.

Management of the company regrets about inconveniences caused to passengers and puts all efforts to ensure that flights are continued.

Star1 Airlines


User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2475 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Gone...  tombstone 

Quote:
JSC Star Team Group being unable to continue providing funding to its wholly-owned JSC Star1 Airlines and taking into account that Star1 Airlines is unable to operate the only aircraft due to its detention in Dublin airport decided to initiate bankruptcy to JSC Star1 Airlines.
http://www.star1.lt/en/

[Edited 2010-10-04 04:06:41]

User currently offlinebx737 From Ireland, joined Sep 2001, 691 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3041 times:

Apparently the aircraft was met by the police in Dublin and detained there. As Shamrock321 said there were passengers booked on the return flight and were told that there flight was cancelled. Apparently they were given a 3 Euro voucher for food and left to it then. I didn't hear what the outcome was. Apparently it was due to non payment of aircraft leasing fees. I had a quick look around the airport when I was in work and didn't see the aircraft anywhere.

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