The race against the clock continues for Aigle Azur. In cessation of activity and in expectation of a buyer, the airline has decided to cancel all flights from Friday night, all without compensating its customers or ensuring the repatriation of passengers whose return flights have been canceled. Invited Friday of Europe 1, Philippe Bohn, advisor to Gérard Houa, one of the French shareholders of Aigle Azur and potential buyer, rejects any responsibility of the shareholder in this absence of compensation. "You have to ask the people who fly Aigle Azur today," he says.
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While Aigle Azur has until Monday to find a buyer, Philippe Bohn said to have "a thought for passengers and staff who are in a completely legitimate anxiety". "We should never have arrived at this situation," he adds, before taking the defense of Gerard Houa, minority shareholder of the company, "a shareholder who assumes its responsibilities." Gérard Houa, he said, had "proposed to Bercy, for nearly ten days, a strategy to pursue the company by injecting 15 million euros". But, he adds, "oddly, it seems perfectly ignored."
"Sad to see such a beautiful company be abandoned"
Gérard Houa, he adds, "has money, and wishes to continue because he believes in this company". He added: "He has always opposed any solution aimed at dismantling Aigle Azur and has always worked for the sustainability of the company." Especially since this offer, according to him, "would save most of the jobs".
Concerning the passengers injured by these cancellations and in search of a compensation, Philippe Bohn hammered it: "if the proposal of Gerard Houa had been taken into account we would not be in this situation". "We have no responsibility," he adds, before returning the responsibility to the provisional administrator. "You have to ask the people who fly Aigle Azur today," he says again, saying "have no information about what they do". And to conclude by saying "sad to see such a beautiful company be abandoned, it is a betrayal of employees and passengers."