Has anyone heard this? My nieces are at the airport and everything is locked up. They *think* DAE is out of business and are trying to get on another flight - being told the earliest they can leave Aruba will be Wednesday. This info is coming to me 3rd party and translated from German so I'm trying to get an idea of what is going on.
PARAMARIBO, Aug 29 - Thousands of passengers in the Caribbean region have come into problems because the airline Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) from Curacao for several days no longer flies . In particular, travelers in the U.S., Aruba, Suriname and other countries in the region are the victims. DAE was a few months ago a ban to fly because of safety violation. Venezuela on longer
The company then faced serious financial problems and last Friday to cease because a payment of 160,000 guilders (67,400 euros) to the airport of Curacao. Though the operation Earlier had also been discontinued. Routes to destinations such as St. Maarten and Bonaire because of payment problems In Suriname, DAE also open to $ 200,000 in debt.
DAE is one of the two airlines operating on Curacao and three hundred employees. Twenty DAE staff have filed for bankruptcy for their employer. Reason is that they are waiting for the payment of their salaries. (Via: Kontabai.NL )