Three former senior executives of Cimber Sterling have bought the bankrupt company and started a new airline – Cimber A/S, according to check-in.dk.
The three concerned are Jørgen Nielsen, son of the original founder of Cimber Air, Alex Dyrgaard and Jacob Krogsgaard who was director of the company when it filed for bankruptcy.
According to the official receiver the new Cimber company will continue flying for, among others, SAS. A total of 114 jobs have been saved.
“SAS has entered into a robust and good agreement which is a major benefit to our customers. Until the bankruptcy, Cimber Sterling provided good quality and we are happy to be able to maintain that quality with the good Cimber staff who will continue to fly for SAS,” says SAS Chief Operating Officer Flemming Jensen.
The other part of the bankrupt CImber Sterling estate, involving aircraft maintenance and air data, is reported to have been sold to a company known as Mansvell.
In all, a total of 200 to 260 jobs have been saved.
“It has been a major jig-saw puzzle which was only able to be finished because of the backing and flexibility shown by all Cimber Sterling’s employees. Despite the goodwill shown from all, it has not been possible to save all jobs. That is unfortunate and on Wednesday all employees will receive letters with information regarding their positions,” the receiver writes in a news release quoted by check-in.dk.
A further 50 employees have transferred to the Jettime airline following that company’s purchase of two Boeing aircraft from the bankrupt Cimber Sterling.
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Edited by Julian Isherwood