Spain's fourth-largest airline, Spanair Collapse leaves around 20000 Passengers Stranded

31 January 2012

Around 20,000 passengers across Europe and Africa have been left stranded or forced to find new flights after the collapse of Spain's fourth-largest airline, Spanair.

Six-hundred-and-forty-seven flights were suddenly cancelled after the company stopped operating on Friday evening.

The Spanish government says it is taking legal action against Spanair which could result in a fine of 9m euros.