Canadian charter airline SkyService shuts down

From the Globe and Mail:

Skyservice Airlines has abruptly shut down, leaving tour operators that hired the charter carrier scrambling to find other planes for travellers.

Toronto-based Skyservice confirmed Wednesday that a receiver has been appointed to oversee the winding down of the debt-laden company.

The closing of Skyservice comes after Sunwing Travel Group, which has its own planes, merged recently with Signature Vacations. Industry insiders say Sunwing had held talks with Skyservice for an early cancellation of the charter airline’s deal to continue flying on behalf of Signature until 2013.”