Another Defunct Airline: This Time, It is Spanair — Effective Immediately

If you are scheduled to be a passenger on Spanair, you will need to change your plans as the airline is reportedly shutting down its operations effective immediately.
SAS — an airline based in Scandinavia which itself owns a stake in Spanair — was reportedly in negotiations with Qatar Airways to purchase a stake in the financially-strapped airline based in Spain, but Qatar Airways is supposedly no longer interested and subsequently withdrew from the talks.
Barcelona is the hub airport of Spanair, which was funded at least in part by Generalitat de Catalunya — the regional government of northeast Catalonia — which announced that it can no longer help fund the airline. Spanair is a member of Star Alliance.
Passengers booked on Spanair flights are reportedly either being given refunds or are being re-booked on other airlines.
Keep up to date on the latest news posted on FlyerTalk regarding Spanair:

The Internet web site for Spanair has already shut down, showing little more than a link for more information, written in Spanish.

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