ALERT Stockholm based airline Nextjet cancels all flights after filing for bankruptcy with immediate effect

Regional airline Nextjet announced on Wednesday it was filing for bankruptcy. It cancelled all its flights from 1pm onwards with immediate effect.

According to Nextjet, whose website crashed after the announcement, it is no longer possible to book tickets. It urged passengers not to go to the airport, but contact a travel agency or their credit card provider for more information. If you paid for your ticket with a credit card you may be able to claim money back.

“It is deeply regrettable that the board is forced to make this decision. Especially for our passengers who are directly affected by this and for our staff, but also for our suppliers and partners,” said Nextjet CEO Magnus Ivarsson in a statement.

Sweden’s Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) revoked Nextjet’s operating licence in August last year due to the company’s financial difficulties. However, it was still able to operate under a temporary permit and in October the Transport Administration approved a new licence for the company.

Nextjet is based at Stockholm Arlanda airport. The majority of its destinations are in northern Sweden.

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