Blue Wings suspended operations yesterday, the Dusseldorf-based carrier announced on its website. "The developments of recent weeks and the tense overall economic situation in the aviation industry have forced us to take this step," the airline said. A spokesperson told German press that a re-launch was possible once "economic difficulties have been cleared." Blue Wings said last week that funds promised from investors had not arrived. It operated six A320 family aircraft (ATWOnline, Jan. 8).

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