Italian airline Wind Jet stops flights

Italian low-cost airline Wind Jet yesterday halted all of its flights, after fellow carrier Alitalia pulled out of a rescue deal. Wind Jet customers can transfer their tickets to other airlines including Alitalia providing they pay a surcharge, Italy’s civil aviation body ENAC said over the weekend. However, there were reports of stranded passengers in Rome yesterday. Around 300,000 customers have booked flights with Wind Jet over the peak summer period, mostly on domestic routes. Alitalia had been in talks to buy Wind Jet since the start of the year, but abandoned the deal as relations between the firms soured.