Airport & Airline
SkyWork Airlines marks successful year on London City-Bern route
- Category: Airport & Airline
- Created on Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:41
SkyWork Airlines marks successful year on London City-Bern routeSkyWork Airlines’ London City-Bern service has become the star performer in the Swiss regional carrier’s route network after a successful 12 months. Over 11,160 passengers have flown the route in the first year and a further 13,745 are booked to fly on future departures aboard SkyWork’s business turboprops.
Tomislav Lang, CEO, who is in London this week and will this evening mark SkyWork’s first anniversary on the now double-daily route with a reception at the Swiss Embassy for 100-plus guests, confirms that the route is becoming a dedicated Bombardier Q400 service. Furthermore, now the airline has built up a loyal customer base, it is ready to explore collaborative agreements with other operators to enable Swiss-originating passengers to connect with other London City based carriers to take them beyond London.
At Bern too, where SkyWork has a strengthened network of 25 routes, and a 90% market share, it plans to create a mini hub. “We are proud to say that we can offer the quickest connections in the world through Bern Airport,” highlights Tomislav Lang – with minimum connections of 20 minutes – owing to the airport’s compact size, fast check-in and speedy security checks. Possible connecting routes could be Hamburg-Bern-Barcelona.”
Conveniently located for the Swiss Alps, Bern Airport is fast being recognised as an efficient airport providing short transfer times to some of Switzerland’s finest ski resorts, including Interlaken, Adelboden, Grindelwald, Chateau-d’Oex, Kandersteg, Lenk, Murren and Wengen.
Pictured from left to right: Jacqueline Stahel, Assistant to the CEO; Marko Lang, CEO SkyWork Travel; Hans-Peter Roethlisberger, Chief Procurement Officer; Tomislav Lang, CEO; Tom Kurzweg, Head of Sales; Christian Mayer, COO Airport Bern