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French Airline Goes Bankrupt And Leaves 13,000 Passengers Stranded Overseas

By Kelsey Marie

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There are currently thirteen thousand travelers stuck in various countries overseas as a result of French airline Aigle Azur going bankrupt.

The airline filed for bankruptcy last year and decided to cancel all their flights on Friday night.

According to France’s secretary of state for transport, Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, 11,000 people are stranded in Algeria.

“There are 13,000 passengers who bought their tickets and will need to be repatriated. Among them, 11,000 are in Algeria, six in Mali, then in Lebanon, in Moscow and in Senegal,” says Djebbari on Monday in an interview with French TV channel RMC.

He also states that the airline’s bankruptcy has affected 1,150 of its employees in addition to the thousands of stranded passengers.

Unfortunately, the stranded passengers will have to wait weeks before their situation is sorted.

“We think that over the course of three weeks we will have dealt with most of the passenger flow,” says Djebbari.

Here are what passengers took to Twitter to say:

In the past year, Aigle Azur has carried 1.9 million passengers. The airline is the second-largest airline in France.

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Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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