Skyways (airline)

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Founded 1993, (Swedish regional carrier Avia was created in 1940)
Ceased operations 22 May 2012 (2012-05-22)
Hubs Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport
Fleet size 23
Destinations 25
Headquarters Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Sweden
Key people CEO Mikael Wångdahl

Skyways Express AB was an 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] A U.S. commuter airline, known as Scheduled Skyways, was merged into Air Midwest and was not affiliated with Skyways.


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. They also bought the Danish Cimber Sterling and got in mind to become Scandinavias 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 was filed for bankruptcy earlier that month.


Skyways Express Embraer ERJ 145
A Skyways Fokker 50 in a hybrid livery

Skyways operated to the following destinations (as on 1 May 2012):

Destinations Domestic (Sweden) Airline
Bergen No Skyways
Birmingham No Skyways
Visby Yes Skyways
Göteborg Hub Yes Skyways
Halmstad Yes Skyways
Helsingfors No Skyways
Jönköping Yes Skyways
Karlstad Yes Skyways
Kiev No Skyways
Kristianstad Yes Skyways
Copenhagen No Skyways
Billund No Skyways
Luleå Yes Skyways
Lyon No Skyways
Manchester No Skyways
Oskarshamn Yes Skyways
Prague No Skyways
Riga No Skyways
Røros (marketed as Funäsfjällen) No Skyways
Stavanger No Skyways
Stockholm-Arlanda & Bromma Hub Yes Skyways
Sundsvall Yes Skyways
Tallinn No Skyways
Trollhättan Yes Golden Air
Umeå Yes Skyways
Växjö Yes Skyways
Zürich No Skyways
Åre Östersund Yes Skyways
Örnsköldsvik Yes Höga Kusten Flyg



Skyways Express Fokker 50

The Skyways Express fleet includes the following aircraft (as of 23 August 2010):[8]

Skyways Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Options Passengers Notes
Fokker 50 12 0 0 50
Embraer 145 11 0 0 48


  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". 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. 
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  7. ^ Fraende, Metet (2011-07-07). "Cimber Sterling gets 165 mln DKK lifeline". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-07-22. 
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