SkyWork Airlines introduces larger aircraft on London City Airport-Bern route

Wednesday 6th April 2011

Just one week after SkyWork Airlines of Switzerland introduced daily flights between London City Airport and its home base of Bern, it has introduced a larger aircraft on the service. The route was initially operated utilising 31-seat Dornier 328 aircraft but effective 4 April, the 70-seat Bombardier Q400 quiet turboprop is now the mainstay aircraft on the route.

SkyWork Airlines is delighted with the reaction to the latest addition to its route network, the only direct flight between London's premier business airport and Switzerland's capital: "Forward bookings are very strong, especially for Easter and we have been extremely pleased with how the market has responded so positively to the service," said SkyWork Airlines CEO Tomislav Lang. He noted that the split of traffic is showing to be 60% leisure, 40% business.

Tickets are available to book at and via travel agencies. Lead in web fares start at 79 CHF (£52 pounds) each way. The company anticipates that it will be live on both Galileo and Amadeus GDS from the end of the month. Together with London City Airport and the Swiss Business Hub UK, SkyWork Airlines hosted an evening reception at the Swiss Embassy in London last Wednesday for corporates, travel buyers and media, attended by H.E. Mr Anton Thalmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom. >From 5 September SkyWork will be offering 11 flights a week on the route, facilitating day returns Monday to Friday, tailored to the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

Photo captions:

Tomislav Lang, SkyWork Airlines CEO, H.E. Anton Thalmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UK, Matthew Hall, COO, London City Airport

SkyWork's Q400 touches down at London City Airport (Aviation Images by for SkyWork)

About SkyWork Airlines

SkyWork Airlines was founded in 1983 initially offering flight training and air taxi services from the Gstaad Region with small Cessna executive aircraft. Today it has evolved into a burgeoning regional carrier flying Dornier 328 Turboprop and Bombardier Q400 aircraft. In winter 2009 the airline pioneered its first scheduled flights from Bern to Rotterdam. Services to Barcelona followed in March 2010, followed by Hamburg and Berlin in December 2010. In 2010 SkyWork Airlines welcomed new investors with a resultant new corporate identity and the addition of seasonal flights to Palma Mallorca, Ibiza, Elba and Djerba. SkyWork Airlines has its own travel agency in Bern and is headquartered at Aemmenmattstrasse 43 in Belp, home to 80 personnel. This summer the airline will serve eight destinations, increasing to 12 destinations for the winter 2011 schedule. Your Personal Way to Fly is its claim - a philosophy it implements in every aspect of its operations - on the ground and in the air.

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