The airline JetSmart indicated, through a statement, that it abandoned its intention to purchase Ultra Air after analyzing the conditions that said transaction would imply.
The entity explained that in this way The letter of understanding, which was presented on March 16, is canceled and that it was subject to several conditions.
“JetSmart began the analysis stage of this type of negotiation and has decided to cancel the letter of understanding, terminate the process and desist from its intention to purchase Ultra Air”, quotes the document.
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This purchase intention was also subject to the surveillance of the Civil Aeronautics of Colombia. and Ultra Air was also awaiting the decision.
Although the purchase of Ultra Air by JetSmart was initially believed to be viable, after the announcement, The entity did not clarify what were the points they took into account to withdraw from said transaction.
“We have made progress in the process and We believe that, due to various factors, it is not possible to continue with the intention to purchase Ultra Air and we have canceled the letter of understanding and terminated the process”, explained Estuardo Ortiz, president and CEO of JetSmart.
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The president of the company emphasized that They are still waiting for certification by the Civil Aeronautics to start operations in Colombia.
“Our commitment and confidence in the Colombian market remains firm. As we have affirmed throughout this time, At JetSmart we will continue to focus on meeting the requirements of our certification processworking closely with the Civil Aeronautics”, added Ortiz.
Thus, JetSmart, an ultra-low-cost airline that has 23 planes, It bets on you to participate in the process of reassigning the slots of the El Dorado International Airport, in Bogotá.
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“In this way we will be able to contribute and add to development, tourism and job creation in the country within the new context of the Colombian commercial air market. We believe that the offer of the JetSmart model, with direct routes between secondary cities, affordable prices and a fleet of new aircraft, It will have a very positive impact for all Colombians and the connectivity of the country”specified the president of the company.