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New Airline Flybair will in future fly from Bern

The airport Bern want to be able to offer with the support of the people, re-scheduled flights. He launched a Crowdfunding, a money collection, which aims to bring a new "people's airline" name "Flybair" in the air.

The goal is, with "Flybair" from may 2020 Charter flights to various destinations in Europe as well as from the fall of 2020, a connection from Bern to a large air traffic hub ("Hub"), such as Munich, Amsterdam or London. The Bern airport Directorate announced on Friday at the airport.


"Flybair" is the name of the Airline, to fly from may 2020 from the airport of Bern. Graphics: PD/airport Bern

At the airport Bern-there are no scheduled flights anymore, since then, in August 2018, the Bernese airline Skywork Airlines ceased operation and shortly thereafter, went bankrupt. Since then, launching and landing, mainly Charter flights, aircraft of the collar, private jets and small planes at the airport of Berne on the ground of the municipality of Belp.

2.5 million

For the operation of the new airline, looking for Flughafen Bern AG has founded the new subsidiary "Flybair" and with a quarter of a million francs. Private individuals, for which fly from Berne, it is important to cover by Crowdfunding the capital requirement of 2.5 million Swiss francs.

the First target is to collect within 30 days of a Million francs, as the Airport Manager Urs Ryf said at the media conference at the Bern airport.

Chairman of the Board, Beat Brechbühl said, all efforts "to get the traditional" airlines to Bern-Belp, be failed since the SkyWork bankruptcy. Either these companies were too high prices, or put to other airports.


The route network of Flybair: These destinations will fly to the Airline starting in may 2020. Graphics: PD/Bern Airport

for this reason, Flughafen Bern AG now relies on a "virtual airline", as she says. "Flybair" was the last attempt to come back to constant flights in European cities. Otherwise, the airport Bern-'m flying to a platform for the Business.

aircraft of the German Airways

With a "virtual airline" is meant that "FlyBAIR" has no planes. She is only responsible for the marketing. The Swiss airline Lions Air takes care of the operational business and German Airways leased the aircraft.

The use of the 100-seat Embraer 190, and in the Winter, 70-seat Dash 8-400 to.

From left: Flybair-CEO, José González, the Board of Directors Urs Ryf, Andreas Lüthi, and Chairman of the Board Urs Sieber at the press conference on Friday morning. Photo: PD/Bern Airport

The advantage of such a model is, according to Urs Ryf, airport Bern AG obtains now as much capacity as demand. Thus low fixed costs would be relatively.

The Name "Flybair" is made up of the elements words Fly for fly, Berne and Air for air, as it was on Friday. Pronounced in English, with references also to the name to the Bernese heraldic animal, the bear.

The Crowdfunding is flybair.ch switches already. (rei/sda)

Created: 01.11.2019, 13:06 Uhr

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