Published On: Mon, Feb 25th, 2019

INSELAIR – once the biggest airline in the Caribbean – facing bankruptcy

Inselair - Once the biggest airline in the Caribbean

~ Fate of Inselair’s future in the hands of a judge ~

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG — Tuesday, February 26, 2019, is the day for Inselair. Once the biggest airline in the Caribbean, it is certain that the judge in the bankruptcy protection case of Inselair will have no choice but to declare airline company bankrupt. Rapid growth, un-collectable debts and lack of cash flow have decimated the company and left it with just the one aircraft: a Fokker 70.

Inselair - Fokker 70 with passengers boarding

Hope was resting on a Trinidadian investment company to come to the rescue, but after the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Curacao withdrew the airline company’s Air Operating Certificate (AOC) last week citing safety concerns due to the ongoing technical problems the company was facing, the investor Tilgent Capital Trust has announced this past weekend that they are no longer interested in the ailing Curacao-based aviation company Inselair. This was confirmed by the chairman of trade union UGTK/CADMU, Hensley Muelens, this weekend.

Inselair - Fokker 70

This means that the last possible strategic partner for Inselair is off the table. Chances are that the judge will indeed declare Inselair bankrupt tomorrow, Muelens stated in an interview in Curacao.