Privately held Skyservice Airlines has shut down its operations after a Canadian court appointed a receiver. The charter airline said it was unable to maintain its business due to changes in the Canadian vacation tour market and high debt.
A notice on the operators website read:
On March 31, 2010, FTI Consulting Canada Inc. was appointed as Receiver pursuant to an Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice of all the assets, undertakings and properties of Skyservice Airlines Inc.
Passengers traveling with Sunquest: you will be contacted shortly by the tour operator or travel agent. Alternatively, you can also call Sunquest’s Customer Service department at 1-800-387-8438 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passengers traveling with Signature: please visit the following web site for further information http://www.signaturevacations.com
Further details relating to this receivership can be accessed at
http://cfcanada.fticonsulting.com/skyservice/ or via e-mail: email@example.com or a toll-free number: 1-888-679-5969.
At the time of this writing there was nothing posted on the Signature Vacations site about the Skyservice shutdown. There have been unverified rumors that WestJet is offering free flights to stranded passengers if room is available on their flights.