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Travelers left thousands of dollars out of pocket after retailer Fly365 went into administration

Thousands of travelers are left out of their pockets in the dark and after an online flight vendor goes into administration

  • The Australian travel retailer Fly365 entered into a voluntary administration on Friday

Travelers have been abandoned and thousands of dollars out of pocket after the online airline Fly365 collapsed.

The flight booking company entered into a voluntary administration on Friday and removed both the website and the Facebook page, causing paying customers to scratch their heads.

The Melbourne couple James Price and Steven Somers had spent $ 11,500 on flights to Europe and were left without refund.

Thousands of travelers were left out of their pockets after the Fly365 store had introduced the administration

Thousands of travelers have been left out of their pockets after fly store chain Fly365 entered the administration

The Australian Federation of Travel Agents said they had not received a warning before the flight vendor went upset.

“This is a very regrettable situation and AFTA is convinced that contributing circumstances that are beyond AFTA’s control and the ATAS scheme have led to this outcome,” said Jayson Westbury, Chief Executive of AFTA.

‘AFTA, by means of the robust criteria around the ATAS scheme, is able to monitor and assess the health of travel companies with an ATAS accreditation.

“Unfortunately, when the Directors appeared to be deliberately withholding information, AFTA did not appear to support the company in advance before it went bankrupt or predict this outcome.”

More to come.

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