Small Planet Airlines has been permanently grounded by the Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration (CAA). All flights are cancelled.
The Lithuania-based carrier’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) was revoked by a court, forcing the airline to cease all operations in the night from November 28th to November 29th. Small Planet Airlines recently entered a restructuring process, laid off staff and airplanes, trying to maintain flights, but ultimately failed to cover its own group’s costs.
The German branch recently announced that it found a buyer, however earlier it week it was reported that the purchase had failed.
Small Planet Group operated a total of 32 Airbus A320 family aircraft. It also had Boeing 737-300 and a single 757-200 in the past.
Jakob Wert is an aviation journalist from Germany. He built up the website IFN.news and is the Editor-In-Chief of International Flight Network.