SkyWork Airlines increases London City-Bern to three times daily.

Friday 8th June 2012

SkyWork Airlines, the expanding Swiss regional airline, announced today it is increasing the frequency of its best performing scheduled route - London City Airport to Bern to three times daily Monday to Friday with the start of its winter programme.

Effective October 28th, it is adding a midday flight (departing Bern at 1240 and London City at 1355) to the established morning and evening flights. Furthermore, the airline will be working with some established carriers at London City with a view to adding connecting flights in both the UK & Ireland.

The addition of a third Monday to Friday frequency follows a strong year on the route which saw the independently owned carrier handle over 11,160 passengers. Speaking at the Swiss Embassy in London recently to celebrate the first anniversary on the route, H.E. Mr. Anton Thalmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom praised SkyWork Airlines' outstanding friendly and punctual service. "Flying to Bern in the heart of Switzerland is a very pleasurable experience and this link is extremely valuable for economic development," he said.

SkyWork Airlines CEO Tomislav Lang said: "We are delighted to be taking the London route to three times daily, Monday to Friday. There was some cynicism when we first arrived on the route, especially as we were flying alongside the bigger, more well-known carriers, but we have received the warmest welcome and have won terrific loyalty for our services. Our motto is Your Personal Way to Fly and business and leisure travellers have voted with their feet."

Croatian-born Tomislav also announced that SkyWork is starting services to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The Bern-based carrier is introducing twice-weekly flights to Zagreb from Bern at the start of its winter programme.

In related news, SkyWork Airlines is progressing well with its Hotel Arranging Transfers Programme. Fourteen three, four or five star hotels are now participating in this programme which gives passengers the flexibility to book a hotel accommodation and airport transfers to and from a range of major resorts throughout the Bernese Oberland via and each of the participating hotel's websites.

New airport bus arrangements are now operating between Bern-Belp airport and Belp station every thirty minutes. This offers connections to Bern city centre and to Rubigen and Munsingen stations hourly for onward connections to Thun, Spiez and Interlaken making it the quickest route to the Bernese Oberland from the airport.

  • About SkyWork Airlines:

SkyWork was founded in 1983 and is one of the oldest airlines in Switzerland. Initially specialising in ad-hoc, business and charter flights, SkyWork's summer schedule embraces a total of 25 scheduled routes from Bern, including the UK's London City Airport. The fleet, which began with a single Cessna 340, has expanded to four Dornier 328 and three 72-seat Dash 8 Q400s. SkyWork currently has a workforce of 171 employees.

SkyWork Airlines became the first regional airline to offer its passengers Apple iPad entertainment since 2011. The tablet devices come preloaded with a selection of travel guides, video podcasts, music, video clips, flight schedules, games and magazines available in German, English, French and Spanish so passengers can enjoy a range of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes. In February this year SkyWork received the top award for its Apple iPad in the Best In-flight Amenity (short-haul category) at the 2012 TravelPlus Awards.

Your Personal Way to Fly is SkyWork Airlines' claim - a philosophy it implements in every aspect of its operations - on the ground and in the air.

For further details on the hotel and airport transfers programme and for all flight bookings visit:

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