Flight Centre subsidiary embroiled in Fyre Festival legal battle

Flight Centre’s US subsidiary has been taken to a New York bankruptcy court by a trustee for the scandal ridden Fyre Festival’s failed entity.

The trustee is looking to reclaim $US121,400 ($A179,000), according to The Australian Financial Review.

The money was allegedly transferred to Flight Centre for flying musicians to the 2017 festival in the Bahamas.

“We were asked to provide services and were paid for those services,” a Flight Centre spokesman told the Financial Review.

Fyre Festival LLC’s bankruptcy trustee Gregory Messer alleges that Flight Centre received $30,629 on April 12, 2017, and $90,800 on April 26, 2017, to “provide flights for the various music acts that were supposed to perform”.

“The flight services … were never provided,” the lawsuit alleged.

Messer says because the flights “never occurred”, the festival was “entitled to a return” of the money.