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by Paul on 08/11/12 at 11:20 AM ET
from Duane Marsteller of the Tennessean,
A charter air service’s financial and legal problems could scramble the Nashville Predators’ travel plans as the season nears.
A spokeswoman said the NHL team is “exploring alternate travel options” in case Swift Air LLC is unable to fly players, coaches and equipment to and from away games starting this fall.
Swift Air filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in late June but has continued to operate, court records show. An airline also has filed a $50 million civil lawsuit accusing four Swift Air executives of fraud….
“The status of the debtor’s ability to perform under the contract … is of dire concern,” the Predators said in a court filing last month. “It is critical to know well in advance of the first preseason games whether the debtor will provide reliable transportation for the Predators.”
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