SkyWork Airlines (Bern) was declared bankrupt on August 28, 2018 and halted all operations on the following day.
The airline issued this short statement:
SkyWork Airlines has stopped operations with immediate effect. We would like to thank you for your loyalty during the past seven years.
The Federal Office of Civil Aviation-FOCA issued this statement:
Bernese Regional Air Line Skywork Airlines AG ceased operation with immediate effect due to economic reasons. 11’000 passengers, which made bookings, are affected by the cease of operation.
Previously on October 16, 2017, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation announced it would to terminate SkyWork’s air operator’s certificate (AOC) after October if the airline failed to provide information on sufficient funds to maintain operations during the winter schedule.
SkyWork Airlines was unable to provide the necessary funding and was forced to cancel all flights for the winter schedule.
Negotiations failed to find a new investor and the airline decided to declare bankruptcy.
The company started in 1983.
Top Copyright Photo: SkyWork Airlines SAAB 2000 HB-IZT (msn 036) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943336.
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