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MPs Ask About Talks on 2nd Winair Loan


(Daily Herald) THE HAGUE–Members of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Aukje de Vries and Rudmer Heerema, both of the liberal democratic VVD party, late last week sought clarity on reports that Windward Islands Airways International Winair is still in severe financial problems and needs another loan from the Dutch government.

In a press release issued on May 28, Winair announced that negotiations were ongoing with the Dutch government to secure a second loan. According to Winair, further financial support was needed for the airline to “rebuild its business and return to some degree of normalcy.”

The media highlighted this brief part in the elaborate press release about possible industrial action and the financial situation at the airline, which moved Members of Parliament (MPs) to submit written questions to caretaker Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and caretaker State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops.

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