> 650 Swedish travelers stranded in Iraq after travel agency bankruptcy
650 Swedish travelers stranded in Iraq after travel agency bankruptcy
When the travel agency Flyhome declared bankruptcy on Wednesday, there were slightly more than 650 travelers still stranded in Iraq.
Lennart Landrén, a lawyer associated with the now defunct travel agency suggested they “now turn to the [Swedish] Transport Agency and [Swedish] Consumer Agency and discuss the situation that has arisen.”
Landrén added,”It’s a sad statement to make. According to the information I have received, there are no guarantees provided.”
The reason for the bankruptcy, according to the airline’s website, is an earlier dispute with airline Primera Air, which forced Flyhome to repay millions of kronor to travellers who were not permitted to fly to Iraq. This incident occurred at the end of June, when 150 passengers on the way to Erbil in northern Iraq, the capital of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, had to turn back at Gothenburg’s Landvetter Airport.