Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer0
Aer Southeast to refund passengers
The new Waterford based airline, Aer Southeast, announced on 7th July that it will refund all passengers who had made bookings on their services. The airline is postponing its planned 24th July launch of services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham following a decision by the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) to force the airline to stop selling tickets for the routes as it had not applied for a tour operator’s licence.
In a statement by the CEO, Einar Adalsteinsson, the airline pledged to refund all passengers 100% beginning today as “It is now clear that we will not be able to launch our service on July 24th as originally planned but we look forward to welcoming our customers aboard our maiden flight later on this summer”. The airline had planned to start operations using a leased SAAB 340 aircraft. In a follow up statement issued by Waterford Airport, they welcomed the decision by the airline to make full refunds to the passengers and looked forward to working with Aer Southeast once the company has acquired the correct licence from the CAR that will allow it to sell air tickets for the destinations of London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham.