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Travel French budget airline XL Airways, which flies to the US, suspends ticket sales

15:05  20 september  2019
15:05  20 september  2019 Source:   thepointsguy.com

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French airline XL Airways has suspended ticket sales . The airline ’s full English statement reads: Dear Customers. Due to its financial difficulties, we are deeply sorry to have to announce that XL Airways is stopping selling tickets effective today, 19th September 2019.

XL Airways has stopped selling. Takeover offers have to be sent until 27 September, as the airline can’t continue to fly later than 26 September 2019 in We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that this situation may have caused our valuable customers. Our teams are committed to working fully

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Trouble appears to be brewing for French discount airline XL Airways.

The long-haul budget carrier abruptly suspended ticket sales Thursday because of “financial difficulties.”

“Some of our flights may have to be cancelled,” XL warned via its website, though it provided few additional details.

The airline advised customers to “verify their flight’s status” on its website, though links to XL’s flight-status update page took viewers to a screen showing a broken image Thursday afternoon.

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XL serves a variety of destinations, many seasonally, from its main base at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG). Its route map included destinations in France and in French island territories in the Caribbean and Africa. XL also flies to destinations in the In the U.S. (Los Angeles, Miami, Newark and San Francisco), Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

The carrier lists a fleet of four aircraft, including three Airbus A330-200s and one Airbus A330-300.

Though XL didn’t specifically say it would halt service, the suspension of sales is an ominous sign.

Still, flight-tracking site FlightRadar24 showed at least two XL Airways flights in the air as of 3:45 p.m. ET on Thursday. XL Flight 40 was en route from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Newark while XL Flight 1451 was bound for Paris from the island territory of Reunion off the coast of Africa.

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XL Airways is an airline constitutes two airlines , namely XL Airways France and XL airways Germany. XL Airways France is a French Airline , it was formerly known as Star Airlines . The airline basically operates long-haul flights to destinations in Africa and the Middle East while charter fights

United Airlines is set to fly one of their Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners all the way to New Zealand, replacing the older United is actually the only US airline to use the Boeing 787-10, and likely the only airline to operate this particular XL Airways Suspends Ticket Sales Due To ‘Financial Difficulties’.

a close up of a map: This screenshot from FlightRadar24.com showed two XL Airways flights in the air on the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2020. (Image courtesy of FlightRadar24.com)© The Points Guy This screenshot from FlightRadar24.com showed two XL Airways flights in the air on the afternoon of Sept. 19, 2020. (Image courtesy of FlightRadar24.com)

The trouble at XL comes after several other European discount airlines have collapsed during the past few years, including WOW Air and Primera. It was just earlier this month that Aigle Azur, another niche French airline, suspended all flights.

The failures come amid broader struggles in the European market, where even larger carriers like Air Berlin — which had become Germany’s second-biggest airline — have failed. Speculation has mounted on other struggling European carriers, such as Norwegian Air, though that airline reported positive news this week on its efforts to pay off debt.

What is next for XL, however, is unclear.

Stay tuned …

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