Express Airways (EPR, Dusseldorf) has taken delivery of OY-YAN (cn 570), an ATR72-500 formerly in service with Uruguay's BQB Líneas Aéreas (5Q, Punta del Este). On lease from Nordic Aviation Capital, the turboprop will be used on leisure flights between Germany, Austria and Croatia.
Syphax Airlines (FS, Sfax) has announced the grounding of its A319-100 fleet effective Thursday evening. According to an AFP report, a company lawyer said the airline was experiencing "financial difficulties" and that flights had been "temporarily" suspended "until solutions are found."
IATA instructed airlines and travel agencies to stop doing business with Syphax on Wednesday after the Tunisian carrier was unable to settle its dues with the industry association.