Spanair ceases operations after selling tickets until a few hours before

 MADRID — Spain’s government has launched legal action against the now-defunct airline Spanair for allegedly violating the country’s aviation regulations by suddenly ceasing operations, a minister said Saturday


An estimated 22,000 passengers who had booked seats on more than 220 canceled flights have been left looking for alternative arrangements and instructions on how to seek reimbursements. Spanair, owned by a consortium based in the northeastern region of Catalonia, shut down its operations late Friday because of a lack of funding.


The legal proceedings begun by Spain’s government could lead to Spanair being fined €9 million



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