Jasondn From South Africa, joined Nov 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2673 times:
Does not sound like any good news for the newest LCC start up in South Africa. From my understanding, unless additional funding is found by 5 March and the creditor BP is paid, then that will be the end.
SA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
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My apologies for being cynical but I knew they would not last. Competition is fierce on the so-called "Golden Triangle" while business people does not seem to realize, IMHO, that there are extremely good opportunities available on secondary routes with the proper air fleet in place.
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The article is a bit unclear, it says the company ceased ops due to the "unavailability of fuel". I guess it means suppliers were requesting advance payments which Velvet couldn't provide as it ran out of cash?