Airlines Waves suspends operations until September
Guernsey based airline Waves is reportedly to suspend operations until September 2018.
In the newspaper Guernsey Press, Waves founder Nick Magliocchetti said, that “the business will aim to build its fleet of aircraft, employ more staff and to continue fundraising in the coming months as flights cease until September.”
A total of 140 flights between the Channel Islands had to be cancelled, according to the Guernsey Press. Initially, Waves started flying in January 2017 with Cessna Caravan aircraft.
The announcement of suspending operations was made over the course of the appointment of Gus Paterson as the company´s new Chief Executive Officer.
Waves got instigated by rival airline Blue Islands, wrote the newspaper. The judicial review resulted in “Waves needing to apply for a licence in order to accept single bookings,” according to Guernsey press.
Magliocchetti announced however, that Waves is planning to grow from September. In the article, he stated: “The whole licensing incident had an impact in 2018, the repercussions of this have meant that we know now that we want to focus on the resilience of our fleet and staff […] There have been no staff losses but we are looking to employ more, our focus is around customer service.”
Currently, Waves has one Cessna Grand Caravan in its fleet, which is registered as 2-CREW. The grounding resulted in needed maintenance requirements and in a missing Air Transport Licence to offer non-scheduled flights between the Channel Islands.
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