Fuel woes see Velvet Sky flights grounded

2012-02-27 17:38
Cape Town - Troubled low-cost airline Velvet Sky suspended all its flights on Monday after it was unable to acquire fuel, a report said.

According to Eyewitness News (EWN), suppliers refused to sell fuel to the company.

The low-cost carrier's website says flights are suspended until March 4. No further information was available.

Several flights were delayed or cancelled last week because the airline failed to pay its service providers.

All flights had gone ahead as scheduled over the weekend, according to Velvet Sky's Gary Webb.

"We got off to a good start on Monday. Unfortunately, we had to cancel flights due to the unavailability of fuel," Webb said.

The company is also fighting off an application by BP Southern Africa, which it allegedly owes more than R29m, to have them liquidated.

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