FlyGlobespan administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers will have mixed feelings today following news that under fire credit card processing firm EClear was also placed into administration.
On the one hand its protracted battle through the courts with the mysterious EClear is now over, but the question of what happened to the funds it supposedly owed to FlyGlobespan (and, by extension, the airline's creditors) remains at large.
In a statement, PWC says it will now be working with BDO, the administrator appointed by the High Court in London to oversee the winding up of EClear, to find the missing money.
"Those who bought services on credit card or visa debit, that have not been supplied, will continue to be protected by consumer card legislation and should contact their credit card issuer."
During the winding up order, the High Court heard that EClear did not have the £35 million it owed FlyGlobespan in its accounts.
EClear had failed to provide accounts to Companies House in the UK for the 12 months period ending March 2009, triggering a number of alarm bells that efforts to discover how the business ran its operations - and, in turn, processed the airline's payments - might be more difficult than expected.
Meanwhile, PWC has confirmed that a "number of interest parties" have bid for customer data held by FlyGlobespan.
The administrator will not disclose the names of the bidders but a sale will be completed shortly.
PWC is selling data belonging to customers who previously allowed FlyGlobespan to share details with third parties.
It will not disclose how many passenger details are included in the sale.