City Airline

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City Airline
City Airline logo.jpg
IATA
CF
ICAO
SDR
Callsign
SWEDESTAR
Founded 1997
Ceased operations 29 November 2011 (Merged with Skyways)
Hubs Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
Frequent-flyer program EuroBonus
Fleet size 12
Destinations 13
Parent company Janus AB
Website cityairline.com
City Airline head office

City Airline AB was a regional airline based in the Air Cargo Building on the grounds of Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport in Landvetter, Härryda Municipality, Sweden.[1] It was privately owned and operated a medium-sized European network from its main base at Landvetter.[2] The airline was wholly owned by Investment AB Janus of Gothenburg and employed 110 staff (as of July 2007).[2] On 29 November 2011 the City Airline name was dropped after being acquired by Skyways, and all flights were then operated under the Skyways brand.[3] In May 2012 Skyways and City Airline filed for bankruptcy.

History[edit]

City Airline was established in 1997, originally operating wet leases for British Midland Airways. On 10 September 2001, it started its own regional services from Gothenburg, much of which correspond to the needs of large companies based in Gothenburg, most notably Volvo Cars with its links to Birmingham (Jaguar Cars), Volvo Trucks with links to Lyon (Renault Trucks) and AstraZeneca with links to Manchester Airport. It has from around 2008 expanded in the leisure market with destinations such as Barcelona, Nice and Mallorca.

City Airline has signed a codeshare agreement with Scandinavian Airlines.[when?]

On 29 April 2011, City Airline announced that Swedish regional airline Skyways Express acquired the company and City Airline name will be dropped and all flights would operated under the Skyways brand.[4]

On 22 May 2012, Skyways announced immediate cancellation of all flights due to lack of finances. Both City Airline AB and Skyways Express AB filed for bankruptcy.

Destinations[edit]

All regular flights at destined from/to Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport.

Embraer ERJ 135
Embraer ERJ 145

Fleet[edit]

As of August 2011, the City Airline fleet included the following aircraft with an average age of 13.9 years:

City Airline Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers Notes
Embraer ERJ 135 2 0 37
Embraer ERJ 145 7 2 49 3 ex flybe aircraft due 2011[5]
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 2 0 125
Total 11 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact City Airline." City Airline. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 66. 
  3. ^ City Airline becomes Skyways http://www.mercuria.se/vl.asp?s=E83301F3AA6742A79E1DF5C5502D29A9
  4. ^ "Skyways förvärvar City Airline". http://www.skyways.se/aktuellt/skyways-forvarvar-city-airline/. 
  5. ^ City Airline to add ex Flybe ERJ145

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