Skyways (airline)

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Skyways
Skyways.gif
IATA ICAO Callsign
JZ SKX SKY EXPRESS
Founded 1993
Ceased operations 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22)
Hubs Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
Headquarters Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
Key people CEO Mikael Wångdahl

Skyways Express AB was a Swedish airline that operated regional and domestic scheduled services. With its corporate head office on the property of Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden,[1] its main hub was at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. The airline was placed into administration on 22 May 2012.[2][3] Previously its head office was at Eurostop köpcenter, Cederströms slinga, Arlandastad.[4]

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1987 and was previously known as Avia. It acquired Salair on 15 July 1991 and Highland Air in March 1997. A partnership was forged with Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) which acquired a 25% stake in April 1998. The owners were Salenia (72.7%), SAS (25%) and Janus (2.3%). The operational division of Skyways was separated from the sales division in 2009. During 2010 there was some restructuring regarding ownership. SAS sold its share of the company at a loss,[5] and eventually it was acquired by the asset management company Manswell Enterprises Limited, controlled by Ihor Kolomoyskyi. In 2011 Skyways merged with another Manswell controlled company, the Gothenburg-based airline City Airline, as Skyways. It also bought the Danish airline Cimber Sterling and developed the intention to become Scandinavia's biggest regional airline.[6][7] As of December 1, 2010 the operation, sales and marketing of the airline functioned again as one unit under Avia Express continuing the use of the brand Skyways.

On 22 May 2012, Skyways Express AB and City Airline AB filed for bankruptcy; Cimber Sterling had filed for bankruptcy earlier that month.

Destinations[edit]

Skyways Express Embraer ERJ 145

In May 2012, Skyways operated to the following destinations:

Destinations
Country Destination Notes
Norway Bergen
United Kingdom Birmingham
Sweden Visby
Sweden Göteborg Hub
Sweden Halmstad
Finland Helsinki
Sweden Jönköping
Sweden Karlstad
Ukraine Kiev
Sweden Kristianstad
Denmark Copenhagen
Denmark Billund
Sweden Luleå
France Lyon
United Kingdom Manchester
Sweden Oskarshamn
Czech Republic Prague
Latvia Riga
Norway Røros
Norway Stavanger
Sweden Stockholm Hubs Arlanda & Bromma
Sweden Sundsvall
Estonia Tallinn
Sweden Umeå
Sweden Växjö
Switzerland Zürich
Sweden Åre Östersund

Partners[edit]

Fleet[edit]

Skyways Express Fokker 50

In August 2010 the Skyways Express fleet included the following aircraft:[8][better source needed]

Skyways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
Fokker 50 12 50
Embraer 145 11 48
Total 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." Skyways. 9 April 2010. Retrieved on 22 May 2012. "Visiting address Arlanda Flygplats"
  2. ^ "Sweden's Skyways to file for bankruptcy after investor pulls out". flightglobal. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Skyways next bankrupt Scandinavian regional carrier; all international routes left unserved". anna.aero Airline Network News & Analysis. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Contact." Skyways. 30 April 2009. Retrieved on 21 May 2012. "Visit address Eurostop köpcenter Cederströms slinga 195 61 Arlandastad"
  5. ^ "Scandinavian airline SAS sells Skyways stake". Reuters. 6 September 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.skyways.se/Book-flight/news/skyways-continues-with-new-owners/
  7. ^ Fraende, Metet (2011-07-07). "Cimber Sterling gets 165 mln DKK lifeline". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
  8. ^ http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=JZW&al_op=1

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