Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 775 posts, RR: 4 Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
The Belgian Civil Aviation Administration has Sobelair forbidden to fly to Mombasa/Kenya today. Sobelair had charter flight scheduled this morning with the 767 ER 300 OO-SLR and the Administration asked them not to fly.
So all passengers - holidaymakers from touroperator Thomas Cook - are still in Brussels. They will be refund or they can choose another holiday destination.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4571 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1347 times:
Does that mean tourists over there will be stranded for three days and wait till Sunday to fly back home? All other European airlines are also suspending flights to/from Mombasa? Maybe the tour operator down there could reschedule the passengers to fly back to BRU on foreign airlines. I wonder if Sobelair will cut that flight for good.
There is always a mentally ill moron (excuse my language!) doing such thing to get noticed by the press!
Pressclub From Belgium, joined Nov 2001, 775 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1290 times:
You haven't understood what I wrote, Swissgabe and Rick.
The Aviation administration has forbidden the flight, but the decision of evacuating the stranded pax away from Kenya with other ailines for example must be made by the touroperator as the charter airline flies on behalf of the touroperator. That was my point.