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Aviodrome Museum taken over, works prior to re-opening...

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Re: Dutch Aviodrome Museum in very serious financial difficu

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On Monday, the aviation theme park has asked the trade court for "surseance van betaling" = protection against creditors (In Belgium: concordaat/concordat, replaced by the new Wet continuïteit ondernemingen / Loi continuité entreprises).

Reasons:
1. Number of visitors dropped to 200.000 per year.
2. Drop in number of special events, parties and business functions.
3. The three biggest sponsors = KLM, Amsterdam Airport and Postcodeloterij don't want to fund them more then they do already.

DDA - Dutch Dakota Association - is not involved.

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Re: Dutch Aviodrome Museum in very serious financial difficu

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And on Thursday 24th November, they've filed for bankruptcy.

Dutch press suggest that Libema (Leisure Group) will take over Aviodrome as an aviation theme park (after the bad debts have been washed away by the trade court). Libema surely has the experience for this setup (http://www.libema.nl)

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Re: Dutch Aviodrome Museum files for BANKRUPCY...

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It is definitely worth keeping a close watch on the "nieuwsdossier" at
http://www.omroepflevoland.nl/nieuwsdos ... /aviodrome :idea: .

The museum is still open, but if you have been putting off/delaying your visit for some or another reason: don't delay, GO NOW :!:
http://aviodrome.nl .
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Re: Aviodrome Museum BANKRUPT. Still OPEN to visitors though

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http://www.omroepflevoland.nl/Nieuws/86 ... -verklaard
De rechtbank in Haarlem heeft maandagochtend het faillissement uitgesproken van luchtvaart-themapark De Aviodrome in Lelystad.

Ondanks het faillissement is het park wel nog gewoon open.

Er zijn nog steeds gesprekken gaande met verschillende investeerders die het park wellicht willen overnemen.

Zolang daar kans op is, blijven de deuren geopend. Adjunct directeur Alwin Niemeijer zegt dat de gesprekken "de goede kant op gaan."

De Aviodrome laat weten dat het afgelopen weekend erg druk was in het park.

Enkele honderden bezoekers extra werden verwelkomd.

Volgens het luchtvaart-themapark komt dit door de publiciteit rondom het faillissement.
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Re: Aviodrome Museum BANKRUPT. Still OPEN to visitors though

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Very good news : Libema Vakantieparken / Holiday Resorts has taken over Aviodrome Lelystad; they will fully re-open as aviation museum on 28th April 2012. Some Dutch newspapers report that Libema has paid 5,4 mio Euro to the liquidator for everything except the two most important aircraft from the museum.

PH-AJU (DC-2 "Uiver") and N749NL (Lockheed Constellation "Connie") have been sold by the liquidator to AMS / KLM / City of Lelystad for 750.000 Euro's. But the 3 new owners have agreed with Libema to keep the two aircraft at Lelystad and not to move or resell them.

Apart from the take over offer, Libema Holiday Resorts (best known from their safari parks "Beekse Bergen") will also invest in Aviadrome: "...Tevens komen in het Aviodrome zeven attractiezones. In de entreezone komen speelvoorzieningen voor kinderen met interactieve elementen. Een walk through presentatie met animatronics laat op speelse wijze zien hoe de bagageafhandeling op een luchthaven wordt georganiseerd. Een groot aantal vliegtoestellen wordt publiekstoegankelijk. Daarnaast komen er extra indoor en outdoor speelmogelijkheden. Tijdens diverse shows worden draaiende motoren en taxiënde historische vliegtuigen getoond. Alle attracties zijn gratis en de toegangsprijzen worden niet verhoogd..."

Source: local newspaper Haarlems Dagblad:
http://www.haarlemsdagblad.nl/nieuws/re ... n-Lelystad

See also:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46720
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Re: Aviodrome Museum taken over, to reopen Sat 28 April 2012

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For those who can read Dutch, see
http://forum.scramble.nl/viewtopic.php? ... &start=135 and further on for some more details :!:
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Re: Aviodrome Museum taken over, to reopen Sat 28 April 2012

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Ah but will it still accept the Museumkaart or would I need to start paying for admission (or not going at all)?

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Re: Aviodrome Museum taken over, to reopen Sat 28 April 2012

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Apart from a large cleaning operation (yes, all aircraft and buildings are being cleaned) also some building activities are now underway at the Aviodrome grounds.

See
http://ow.ly/i/zgyq
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and
http://ow.ly/i/zgAC
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