FlyMe

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This article is about the defunct Swedish airline. For the Maldivian airline, see FlyMe (Maldivian Airline).
FlyMe
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IATA
SH
ICAO
FLY
Callsign
FLYBIRD
Founded 2003
Commenced operations 2004
Ceased operations 2 March 2007
Hubs Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
Focus cities Malmö Airport
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 25
Headquarters Gothenburg, Sweden
Website flyme.com

Fly Me Europe AB, operating as FlyMe, was a low-cost airline based in Gothenburg, Sweden.[1] It operated flights from Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö to destinations within Europe. Its main hub was Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport, with hubs at Malmö Airport and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Beginning in April 2006, it widened its destination network and started daily services to European destinations. Majority owner of the business was English Billionaire John Robert Porter and his Norwegian business partner Christen Ager-Hanssen. They also had an majority interest in another airline Global Supply Systems a British all cargo carrier. FlyMe acquired in late 2006 a 25% stake in Global Supply Systems holding company Riverdon ltd with the aim to create a low cost long haul product.

The airline ceased operations on 2 March 2007.[2]

History[edit]

The airline was founded in 2003 and started operations on 1 March 2004.[2] It employed 104 staff.

On 2 March 2007, FlyMe announced that it would file for bankruptcy due to an unwillingness by its banks to release further funding; this decision was based on proceeds from a rights issue by its parent company. FlyMe accordingly cancelled all its flights.

Destinations[edit]

Before its grounding, FlyMe operated to the following destinations:

Fleet[edit]

The FlyMe fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of August 2006):[3]

The average age of the FlyMe fleet was 16.7 years as of February 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact us." FlyMe. 8 February 2007. Retrieved on 29 April 2011. "Address: Mölndalsvägen 24, 5th fl., SE-412 63 Göteborg, Sweden "
  2. ^ a b Flight International 3 April 2007
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  4. ^ Airfleets.net. "FlyMe Fleet age". 

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