The airline Helvetic Airways has inaugurated on Thursday the first aircraft of the type Embraer E190-E2. For the Airline this is the first step of the planned business expansion.
The first regular flight with the new machine is expected to be on Friday morning, a flight from Zurich to Bremen, as Airline chief Tobias Pogorevc, said before the official inauguration of the aircraft. The flight to the North of Germany, Helvetic Airways, which belongs to the married couple Martin and Rosmarie Ebner, performs, on behalf of the Swiss.
the first flight of the new Helvetic Jets a Swiss flight, is not surprising: So-called Wetlease contracts from Swiss, the main business of the airline at the moment. Currently, eight aircraft of Helvetic are exclusively for the Swiss in use and serve many destinations in Europe. Helvetic provides the flights, the Crew.
a Total of Helvetic operates at the moment - the newly delivered Embraer E190-E2, including a fleet of eleven aircraft, all of which have a little more than 100 seats have. In addition to scheduled flights for the Swiss, the airline runs Charter trips for different travel providers. In addition, she has specialized in the implementation of one-time Charter flights. So football teams that play in the Champions League and Europa League, include, for example, to the customer of Record.
fleet of 15 to 16 aircraft
Currently, Helvetic Airways is facing a major Expansion. In 2018 the society for the renewal and Expansion of the fleet had ordered twelve Embraer aircraft such as the 190-E2, and the purchase rights for a further twelve machines of the same type. All calls were to be exercised, the purchase order list price in accordance with a circumference of around 1.5 billion dollars, as it was called after the signing of the purchase contracts.
In the coming months, Helvetic Airways will now receive new planes, which are distinguished according to the Pogorevc, in particular, by their low noise emissions and low fuel consumption. In summer, Helvetic will be count fleet expected to be 15 aircraft, wherein, in the high season, up to ten of them fix in the service of the Swiss.
Well possible, however, that Helvetic-plane flying soon on a regular basis for another airline. How Pogorevc said on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the first E190-E2 at the airport of Zurich, was in conversation with another Airline, on another Wetlease-agreement.
The Wetlease business is the niche in the Helvetic their big Chance. "We want to be the strongest regional carrier in Europe," said Pogorevc. Regional airlines, which are financially sound and in the modern flight invested device, there are in Europe, otherwise almost no.
opportunities in Germany and France
thanks to its multi-lingual Crews and modern fleet of Helvetic Airways is therefore well-positioned to in the order of larger Airlines regional flights to offer. In Europe, the Wetlease was not developed business-wide, whereas in the U.S., 45 percent of short-haul flights by Wetlease partners of the network airlines are carried out.
Concrete opportunities as a complement to the existing long-term cooperation with the Swiss laid Pogorevc looks, especially in Germany and France, but also in Scandinavia. Own line flights with Helvetic 2003 was launched, there are now no more. Currently offered on the Helvetic website with Kittlilä in the North of Finland, just a single Destination.
The Expansion of the fleet also leads to a steadily rising number of employees: Currently around 480 people at Helvetic Airways are hired in the coming summer, it should be around 560. Are set by the airline, including pilots and cabin staff. (sda)
Created: 31.10.2019, 13:01 p.m.