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SkyWork Airlines brings Saab 2000s into operation

On Friday, 1 July a Saab 2000 aeroplane had its first scheduled flight with a SkyWork crew on board. The Swedish-made machine begins its service with a flight from Bern to London City via the EuroAirport Basel (SX 522).

Last Wednesday, the HB-IZB was flown over to Bern, where the Federal Office of Civil Aviation carried out a technical inspection. The aircraft does not yet have the complete SkyWork branding, which has been put aside for the moment due to time pressure. The plane will be given its final SkyWork Airlines paint finish at a later date.

Unfortunately, the aircraft arrived in Bern two months behind schedule, which led to some short-term operational disruptions. The impact on capacity meant that some flights had to run twice, for example. Bottlenecks were alleviated by leasing an additional Dornier 328 aircraft on a temporary basis. SkyWork Airlines would like to thank its customers for their understanding.


he launch of this 50-seater aeroplane's service marks the beginning of a new era with a signifi-cant increase in capacity in comparison to the 31-seater Dornier.
The current Dornier fleet, which will now consist of three aircraft, will be gradually replaced with bigger aircraft.

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