Startup airline AVA appeals refusal of economic permitPOSTED: 01/5/16 7:01 PM
WILLEMSTAD – AVA airways intends to appeal the government’s decision to deny the company an economic permit, curacaocrhonicle.com reports based on a press release issued by AVA. Attorney Chester Peterson has written a letter to Minister Suzanne Camelia-Römer (Traffic and Transportation) demanding copies of all documents relevant to the contested decision.
AVA said that the legal representatives of the company’s American investors are also studying the government’s decision, especially the passage in the decree that states: “The forensic investigation of the company capital partners showed that Capital Partners is probably is fictitious company.”
AVA maintains that Capital Partners is not a fictitious company and that they did not present fake documents, as the minister stated in her decision.
The airline maintains that it has complied with all requirements for an economic permit. “It is the first time that the government has requested an irrevocable bank letter,” the company said. “This was not done before in the case of, for example, Insel Air.”
AVA wants to take legal action and expressed the hope in its press release that the minister will not interfere in this process by not making the requested documents available. However, AVA notes that it believes the minister will boycott the process.