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SkyWork Airlines has stopped all operations

SkyWork Airlines SAAB 2000 HB-IZT (msn 036) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943336.

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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SkyWork Airlines suspends operations after October 28, 2017

SkyWork Airlines Dornier 328-110 HB-AES (msn 3021) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 931460.

Previously on October 16, 2017, SkyWork Airlines made this announcement:

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has limited the operating license of Swiss airline SkyWork Airlines AG for economic reasons.

Airlines must provide evidence to the FOCA that their company is adequately financed to ensure the correct operation of the airline. Therefore, their economic performance is periodically checked by the FOCA.

Despite intensive efforts, SkyWork Airlines is still unable to provide proof of financing for the 2017/18 winter schedule. The FOCA therefore limited the operating permit until the end of the summer flight schedule 2017 to enable SkyWork Airlines to provide proof of financing during this period.

The new deadline is October 28, 2017 at the close of the summer schedule. SkyWork Airlines has not yet received a new AOC to continue operations past October 28, 2017. The company issued this statement:

Due to the still missing operating licence for the winter flight plan, all flights of October 29, 2017 will be cancelled.

Copyright Photo: SkyWork Airlines Dornier 328-110 HB-AES (msn 3021) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 931460.