A sad day for Maastricht Aachen Airport. The airport suffers from economical downturn and now it also loses its home based carrier. Without having flown a single mile, the brand new airline Maastricht Airlines ceased its activities. The airline should have started on March 25 but due to technical problems on the Fokker 50s and the withdrawal of the major shareholder the airline was forced to be declared bankrupted. Until now the airline sold 4000 tickets. All customers got their money back.