Hello (airline)

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Hello AG
Hello (airline) logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HW FHE FLYHELLO
Founded2003
Commenced operations6 August 2004
Ceased operations21 October 2012
Operating bases
Fleet size5
Destinations26
Parent companyHello AG
HeadquartersSaint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France
Key people
  • Moritz Suter (Founder)
  • Robert Somers (CEO)
Websitehello.ch

Hello AG was a Swiss charter airline offering holiday flights to destinations around the Mediterranean Sea out of EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva Airport and Zürich Airport.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 2003 in Basel by Moritz Suter, who founded Crossair which later became Swiss International Air Lines in 2002, and launched operations on 6 August 2004. Originally being intended as a regional scheduled carrier, it was relaunched on 1 May 2005 as a charter airline.[2] In December 2011, the company had 140 employees.[3] The airline's head office was located at the General Aviation site at the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg in Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France, near Basel.[4]

The airline went bankrupt and ceased all flight operations on 21 October 2012.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Africa[edit]

Cape Verde
Egypt
Morocco

Europe[edit]

Cyprus
Greece
Macedonia
Portugal
Spain
Switzerland
Turkey

Fleet[edit]

Fleet at closure[edit]

The Hello fleet consisted of the following aircraft (as of April 2012):[6]

Hello Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Passengers
Airbus A320-200 5 174 / 180
Total 5

Previously retired fleet[edit]

Retired Fleet[7]
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-90 6 2004 2011 replaced by Airbus A320-200s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 90.
  2. ^ Hello History Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Hello History (bottom of page) Archived 2011-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Hello Location Archived 2010-11-10 at the Wayback Machine.." (Direct image link) Hello. Retrieved on 1 July 2010.
  5. ^ http://www.beobachter.ch/konsum/reisen/artikel/airline-pleite_hello-in-konkurs-das-sind-ihre-rechte/
  6. ^ ch-aviation.ch - Hello
  7. ^ planespotters.net - Hello

External links[edit]

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