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The opportunities for Swiss Skies to fall

you considered the timing as ideal to come up with a new airline in the growing market of overseas flights in on the action: Four of the connoisseurs of the aviation industry presented last September in Basel are your plans for the first Swiss airline, which offers cheap long-haul flights. The media response to the announcement of the project "Swiss Skies" was great.

if you Ask today, the responsible authorities, will put off. "The Team of Swiss Skies is still working hard on all the necessary preparations for the establishment of the company, and the beginning of the certification process," according to a media spokesperson in writing. "We expect to be able to inform the end of the first quarter on substantial news for our project", it says.

But the Airline planners have to bring trouble, the necessary start-up capital of 100 million Swiss francs. You've met several potential investors, officially. At the same time the people responsible have to admit that it is not managed, by the end of 2018, around 50 million to collect. This goal, the creators were in the last autumn, myself.

Resinous investors search

writes The search for investors, the course is slower than planned, Swiss Skies, due to "a number of factors such as the General economic Outlook, rising fuel costs, increased global trade restrictions and political uncertainty, such as, for example, the Brexit".

these are Precisely the factors that have brought many of the smaller Airlines in turmoil. An example of this is the Germania. Germany's second largest airline informed last week about financial problems. The group also includes the Swiss Germania flight AG with headquarters in Glattbrugg, which has 100 employees.

"The European aviation industry, a process of consolidation." the

Tobias Mattle, spokesman for Aeropers

the end of the week, showed Germania CEO Karsten Balke, although optimistic, thanks to new investors, the financial needs. The situation is obviously precarious.

the failure of competitors such as Air Berlin, Primera Air, Small Planet, VLM and the Bernese Skywork made the recent headlines. "It shows once again that the business model of low prices at the expense of the employees is sustainable," writes the pilots ' Union Aeropers, as a reaction to the financial problems of Germania.

In this difficult environment, the Swiss-Skies-people try to implement their plans. Are you planning a fleet of 38 aircraft, with 1900 employees. 45 destinations on five continents, will be flown.

consolidation, expected

The company has a lot of promises from the latest Generation of aircraft: the fuel consumption should be reduced, and thus the cost. Swiss Skies will offer Tickets up to 30 percent lower than other companies.

In the case of Aeropers is shaken whether or not the plans the head. "The European aviation industry is in a consolidation process," says Tobias Mattle, Aeropers spokesman. In the USA it had been ten years ago. "Left four big vendors are still. This work today is very profitable," says Mattle.

in 2018, according to the industry Association, Iata for airlines, after all, still a good year. "Airlines such as Germania, in this environment, in financial difficulties, are not long-term viable", is Mattle convinced.

in addition, the competition advertises aggressively with low prices for long-haul flights. Last week, the Swiss rented the hall in the main train station of Zurich for your marketing campaign. Miami from 499 Swiss francs, the place the deer in front of the Collective.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 13.01.2019, 21:15 PM

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