Swedish low-fare charter carrier Tor Air is reported to have cancelled a summer route from Gatwick to Faro.
Travel Weekly was unable to contact the airline this morning to verify the move reported by the London Evening Standard.
It quoted an unnamed passenger as saying: “The first we knew was when we got an email on Monday about the cancellation of our flights, 20 days before we were supposed to travel. We had booked these flights about four months ago.”
The Standard quoted a Tor Air spokesman as saying that poor sales were the reason for the decisions to axe the weekly route between Gatwick and Faro. The spokesman reportedly said: “It’s the last thing we want to do but we’ve got very poor bookings. Everyone’s getting their money refunded.”
The airline insisted that its other flights are operating normally and here are “no financial problems”.
No-one from the airline’s UK general sales agent Meridian Aviation or from Gatwick airport was available for comment.
There was no indication on the airline’s website of flights being cancelled. The website is advertising flights this summer to destinations in Greece as well as £29 fares to Stockholm.
Meridian Aviation has links with former XL Leisure boss Phil Wyatt. His brother James and former XL finance director Halldor Sigurdarson are directors, the Standard reported.
Meridian Aviation UK Limited owns the domain name flytorair.com and James Wyatt is a director of flytorair.com Limited, according to the newspaper.
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