Swiss European Air Lines (subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines) (Zurich) has parked four BAe (Avro) RJ100s due to their high operating costs, maintenance issues and recent incidents according to Aero Telegraph. According to the report, four Embraer 190s will replace the grounded aircraft starting in either December 2014 or January 2015. The aircraft will be leased from Helvetic Airways (Zurich).
Flybe (Exeter)has announced it has signed a contract with Helvetic Airways (Zurich), to provide the Swiss airline with a 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft with flight deck and cabin crew, operating under Flybe’s Airline Operating Certificate (AOC) for a period of two months.
Helvetic Airlines operates flights frequented by both business and leisure customers to destinations in Europe and Northern Africa. Its arrangement with Flybe will run from July 1 through to August 31, 2014. The aircraft will operate three key routes from Zurich to Ohrid, Skopje (Macedonia) and Prishtina (Kosovo).
In other news, the company’s efforts to turn around the company are working. The company posted an £8 million ($13.4 million) net profit for its full fiscal year.