A seat-only operator that set out to be cheaper than low-cost carriers during the peak season has cancelled its Glasgow flights for the weekend.
Flylolo.com was set to operate four flights out of Glasgow this weekend, when many Scottish schools’ half-terms begin, with three going to Tenerife and one to Lanzarote.
However, the flights, which would have carried about 230 passengers each, have now been cancelled.
An email sent to one customer said problems had occurred when Flylolo tried to upgrade the Boeing 737-800 leased from one operator to another with a larger Airbus A321.
However, the email added “despite verbal assurances” from the Airbus operator, “that operator has withdrawn and we are left without an aircraft to operate despite being fully booked”.
Flylolo is the trading name for Loloflights.co.uk which was originally incorporated as a private limited company by former Avro boss Paul Dendle, who currently holds the title of chief executive with the company. The company offers Atol protection on all of its bookings.
A phone message on the company’s main line today said: “Loloflights office will be closed to telephone calls today while we deal with the administration issues caused by all the Glasgow flight cancellations.
“The Manchester flights we will be cancelling today, and everyone will be receiving paperwork.
“I apologise for all the issues and will reply to emails.”
A spokesman for Manchester airport said it was currently unaware of any cancellations and is seeking further clarification.
He added: “FlyLolo has a limited programme from Manchester using allocations of seats with other airlines.
“Anyone with queries regarding the status of their flights booked through FlyLolo should contact them directly for further information.”
TTG has emailed Loloflights and awaits further comment.