On Sunday, July 5th, 2020, the regional airline Helvetic Airways will gradually resume flight operations. This should take place depending on demand and the global corona situation.
“Even after the partial reopening of the inner-European borders, the situation remains very uncertain. Activities are slowly starting up again and there remains a high level of uncertainty about actual demand. The current situation requires flexibility and the ability to react quickly in order to ensure stable and profitable operations. Against this background, thanks to a range of destinations that have been adapted to the current conditions, we assume that we will be able to gradually increase capacities over the next few months. In July, 20-30 percent of our capacity will be used regularly and we will continuously increase this in late summer. Destinations can also be included in the program at short notice, ”explains Tobias Pogorevc, the CEO of the Swiss company.
Helvetic Airways will operate the premiere flight on Sunday from Bern-Belp to Palma de Mallorca. On behalf of FlyBair, an Embraer 190-E1 will fly from Bern and Sion until the end of the summer flight schedule period. Pristina and Ohrid are controlled from the Zurich base. The flight plans will be adjusted regularly due to dynamic travel restrictions.
In August, the FlyBair offer is to be expanded to include Crete and Rhodes. Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Menorca and Preveza will follow in September. With the start of the departures from Bern, a temporary crew and maintenance hub will be set up there.