Small Planet Airlines Poland to reduce fleet, looks for additional finances

posted on 9th October 2018 by Justin Burns
Small Planet Airlines Poland to reduce fleet, looks for additional finances

Polish leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines has entered into restructuring (accelerated arrangement proceedings) under the Polish law and is aiming to reduce the number of aircraft and attract additional financial investment.

Small Planet Airlines is the biggest Polish charter carrier by passengers carried in 2017, operated 10 aircraft in Poland last summer and the move is part of business administration changes in the Small Planet Group.

Small Planet Airlines chief executive officer, Bartosz Czajka said: “Small Planet Airlines Poland holds EU Air Operator’s Certificate, has many years of experience serving the biggest Polish tour operators and worked with almost 100 experienced pilots and 300 cabin crews during this summer season.

“I believe this is an attractive investment opportunity, especially having the restructuring plan in place. We also own valuable slots in Warsaw Chopin airport and highly demanded summer-peak slots at Greek islands, like Zakynthos, Rhodes, Heraklion and other.”

Small Planet Airlines Poland is about to finish all summer season programs and the company has already started reducing the number of aircraft within the fleet for upcoming winter season when demand drops significantly in the local market.

Restructuring of the Polish entity will have no effect on the flights operated by Small Planet Airlines Lithuania which will continue flying from Vilnius and foreign bases as planned. Cambodian company, operating under Small Planet Airlines brand, will also continue its usual operations as well.