SkyWork Airlines increases London City-Bern to 11 flights weekly. Rome and Vienna in route network.

Wednesday 7th September 2011

SkyWork Airlines has increased its presence in the UK with the launch of twice daily Monday to Friday services on its London City-Bern route. Now business passengers can make a day return and enjoy a full eight hours in Switzerland. Yesterday, just five months after its debut at London City, the independently-owned regional carrier upped frequency from six to 11 flights weekly. The new schedule also features a new Saturday morning flight and Sunday evening roundtrips, operated by Dornier 328 or Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft with 31 and 72-seats, respectively.

SkyWork Airlines CEO Tomislav Lang said: "We have been delighted with the early success of our direct flights from London City Airport to the Swiss capital. We recognised at the outset that this important route requires a minimum of two flights a day to meet the needs of both business and leisure markets and are confident the extra six weekly flights will further strengthen the route and attract more passengers. SkyWork offers the fastest route to the City of Bern and the Bernese Oberland."

Flight Schedule - Summer 2011

London City (LCY) - Bern (BRN)

Flt. No. Depart Arrive MO TU WE TH FR SA SU Period of operationSX501 0755 1035 X X X X X 05.09.2011 - 28.10.2011SX112 1955 2235 X X X X X X 27.03.2011 - 28.10.2011

Bern (BRN) - London City (LCY)

Flt. No. Depart Arrive MO TU WE TH FR SA SU Period of operationSX500 0645 0725 X X X X X 05.09.2011 - 28.10.2011SX111 1845 1925 X X X X X X 27.03.2011 - 28.10.2011

Flight Schedule - Winter 2011/2

London City (LCY) - Bern (BRN)

Flt. No. Depart Arrive MO TU WE TH FR SA SU Period of operationSX501 0820 1100 X X X X X X 31.10.2011 - 24.03.2012SX503 1830 2110 X X X X X X 30.10.2011 - 23.03.2012

Bern (BRN) - London City (LCY)

Flt. No. Depart Arrive MO TU WE TH FR SA SU Period of operationSX500 0710 0750 X X X X X X 31.10.2011 - 24.03.2012SX502 1720 1800 X X X X X X 30.10.2011 - 23.03.2012

SkyWork also introduced brand new services to Rome and Vienna on Monday, September 5th. The inaugural flight took off from Bern on schedule at 10.10 am bound for Rome with the first flight to Vienna following just over five hours later.

The Bern to Rome service operates Monday to Friday with departures from Bern leaving at 10:10 am and arriving in Rome at 11:45 am. Return flights from Rome will depart at 12:25 pm arriving back in Bern at 14:05.

The schedule between Bern and Vienna operates daily with the exception of Sundays with flights departing Bern at 15:40 and arriving in Vienna at 17:15. Return flights will depart from Vienna at 17:55 and arrive back in Bern at 19:30.

With these new additions, SkyWork now links the Swiss capital to a total of ten destinations. A further four - including Amsterdam, Belgrade, Budapest and Madrid - come on line at the end of October.

A real alternative to the big Swiss airports:

Bern Airport is the most convenient airport to arrive and depart from for destinations in the greater Bern area, Bernese Oberland Region or the canton of Wallis. With a minimum check-in of just 30 minutes you are just a few metres from boarding.

Arrivals are just as speedy, with a fast baggage reclaim system. Transfer bus services to the city depart hourly. In just over 20 minutes you are at Bern's main railway station where you can connect onto trains destined for the whole of Switzerland. There is also the opportunity to purchase a flexible Swiss Pass upon arrival at the Skywork ticket counter. This pass is valid for all train and bus travel throughout Switzerland.

Features on SkyWork Airlines include:

- Free hold baggage allowance of 20 kgs per passenger, plus cabin baggage of 8 kgs or a maximum dimension of 55x40x20cm.- Complimentary catering offered on all SkyWork services.- i-Pads onboard, keeps passengers updated and entertained.- Flexibility to change names or flights on payment of an administration fee plus any difference in fare.- Online check-in for flights departing Bern 24 to two hours before departure. - Print out your boarding pass before you leave home with online check-in.- Check-in closes 30 minutes before departure at BRN & LCY.- GDS access via Amadeus & Galileo.- BSP ticketing designator 169 using HR plate.- Competitive web fares start from UK £55 one way

A member of the European Regions Airline Association, CEO Tomislav Lang and his senior management team will attend the ERA Annual General Assembly in Rome during 28-30 September.


About SkyWork:

SkyWork was founded in 1983 and is one of the oldest airlines in Switzerland. Initially specialising in ad-hoc, business and charter flights, SkyWork added five scheduled flights to its route network last year. A further seven scheduled routes will be added to the winter timetable for 2011/12. The fleet, which began with a single Cessna 340, now comprises of two Dornier 328 and two Dash 8 Q400s. Three additional aircraft - two 328s and one Q400 will be added to the fleet in 2012. The 72-seater Dash 8/Q400 is one of the newest and most modern aircraft in the SkyWork fleet. SkyWork currently has a workforce of 110 employees.

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