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PrivatAir files for insolvency in Switzerland and Germany

PrivatAir Boeing 757-23A WL HB-IEE (msn 24527) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 901873.

PrivatAir (Geneva) has issued this statement:

It is with great sadness that PrivatAir SA, Switzerland, announces today that it has filed to commence insolvency proceeding in Switzerland. Likewise its subsidiary PrivatAir GmbH in Germany has also filed for insolvency on December 5, 2018.

Over the past few weeks, a number of events have had a significant impact on the companies’ future business forecast and viability, which forced the companies to file for insolvency.

PrivatAir was created in 1977 in Switzerland. It directly employs today 226 staff in Switzerland, Germany and Portugal. It also uses the services of 65 crew members via an external contracting entity for its operation in Middle East (Jeddah – Riyadh shuttle). It will remain known as a truly unique company built by amazing people who showed extreme dedication to their work and unmatched service levels, and proved many times that the impossible in aviation could be made possible.

Top Copyright Photo (all other by the airline): PrivatAir Boeing 757-23A WL HB-IEE (msn 24527) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 901873.

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SAS is coming to Boston from Copenhagen with a PrivatAir Boeing 737-700

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is launching yet another year round service between the US and Scandinavia. From March 29, 2016, SAS will operate daily nonstop flights between Copenhagen and Boston. As such, SAS will be the first carrier to fly directly to Boston from Scandinavia.

SAS is now launching a year round nonstop daily service from Copenhagen to Boston. In 2016, SAS will offer approx 500 flights between Boston and Copenhagen and 6,600 flights between Scandinavia and the US – a total of 1.6 million seats between USA and Scandinavia.

The route will be operated by an 86 seat Boeing 737-700 BBJ (Boeing Business Jet).

The route opens on March 29, 2016 and will be operated by PrivatAir with a Boeing 737 configured with 20 Business and 66 Go seats. Departure and arrival times are scheduled to connect with flights to and from Copenhagen to major airports in Scandinavia and Northern Europe.

SAS currently offers long haul flights from Scandinavian to New York, Washington DC, Chicago and San Francisco and recently launched new direct routes to the US in 2016: From Stockholm to Los Angeles, from Oslo to Miami and from Copenhagen to Miami.

Timetables Copenhagen-Boston

From Copenhagen: SK927 will depart daily at 12:50 arriving in Boston at 15:20.
From Boston: SK928 will depart daily at 17:30 arriving at 07.00 the following day.

Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. SAS Boeing 737-76N WL SE-REZ (msn 32738) taxies to the gate at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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SAS to go to double daily to the New York area from Copenhagen, will drop the Stavanger – Houston route

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) will use a PrivatAir (Geneva) Boeing 737-700 (HB-JJA) for an additional new flight to Newark from Copenhagen. As a consequence, the carrier is dropping the relatively-new Stavanger – Houston (Bush Intercontinental) route.

The carrier issued this statement:

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SAS is boosting its offer to Scandinavian frequent flyers with more than 60,000 seats between Copenhagen and the New York area in 2016. The additional evening departure will be operated by PrivatAir with a reconfigured Boeing 737-700 that has most recently flown the Stavanger-Houston route.

From the start of the SAS winter program in late October, SAS will fly twice daily to the New York area from Copenhagen to further reinforce its position as the number one Scandinavian carrier:

SAS is currently servicing Copenhagen-Newark with a daily midday departure. The new SAS flight will also depart daily – except Tuesdays – at 18.25 from Copenhagen and return from New ark at 22.55.

SAS will continue these double daily Newark flights next year and so offer more than 60,000 extra seats between the New York area and Copenhagen in 2016, which corresponds to approximately 25% increase.

Closure of oil route

As a consequence of reduced activity in the oil industry, SAS has experienced a severe decrease in demand and thus passenger loads on the Stavanger Houston route. Hence, SAS no longer has sound commercial grounds for continuing this niche route.

“The oil route came out of creative and constructive product development between SAS and our core clients in the oil industry. We have done all we can to make it viable, however, we have had to accept that the downturn in the industry unfortunately is also impacting us, hence our decision to switch the aircraft to Copenhagen-New York, where the market offers far more potential right now,” says Eivind Roald.

The last flight from Stavanger will depart on October 23 returning in Stavanger on October 24. SAS will do its utmost to make alternative arrangements for all customers who have flight bookings after these dates.

SAS will increase its capacity with approximately 20% from Stavanger to Copenhagen by switching aircraft type from Bombardier CRJ900 to Airbus A320 and A321 on several departures.

Product and timetable

The route is operated by PrivatAir on behalf of SAS with a Boeing 737 that up until the end of the year will be configured with Business seats only, 44 seats. The aircraft will then be reconfigured with 20 Business seats and 66 Go seats. The service will correspond to a full SAS inflight product to overseas destinations except with an iPad entertainment system.

Departures daily from Copenhagen (CPH) except Tuesdays at 18.25 arriving Newark (EWR) 21.35.

Departures daily from Newark (EWR) except Tuesdays at 22.55 arriving Copenhagen (CPH) 12.45 (next day).

Copyright Photo: AirlinersGallery.com. A SAS Boeing 737-783 taxies at London (Heathrow).

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Lufthansa to end PrivatAir service in October

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) will reportedly end its cooperative agreement with PrivatAir (Geneva) at the end of the summer season in late October per Airline Route. PrivatAir currently operates Boeing 737-800 aircraft for LH on the Frankfurt – Dammam and Frankfurt – Pune routes.

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. PrivatAir’s Boeing 737-86Q HB-IIR (msn 30295) approaches the runway at Zurich.

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SAS to connect the oil region of Norway with Houston, Texas

Scandinavian Airlines-SAS (Stockholm) is launching services between Stavanger, Norway and Houston (Bush Intercontinental) on August 20. This fulfils the wishes of leading players in the oil industry for better connections between Norway, and the rest of Scandinavia, and Houston, Texas.

The route will be operated by a business version of the Boeing 737-700 and will have an SAS Long Haul Business Class concept on board, with just 44 comfortable business seats, along with a modern inflight entertainment system and full-service meals and service.

SAS has entered into a wet lease agreement with PrivatAir (Geneva) , which has this special version of the Boeing 737-700. The aircraft will carry SAS’s distinctive colors and logo.

The route will launch on August 20, just ahead of the major oil exhibition in Stavanger, Offshore Northern Seas (ONS). Tickets for route, which will operate daily except Saturdays, go on sale on April 29.

Read the article by Bloomberg Businessweek: CLICK HERE

Top Copyright Photo: Ariel Shocron/AirlinersGallery.com. SAS’ Boeing 737-783 LN-RRB (msn 32276) approaches the runway at Madrid (Barajas).

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Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. PrivatAir’s Boeing 737-7AK HB-JJA (34303) arrives in Amsterdam.

PrivatAir to operate a Boeing 757-200 for ECAir

PrivatAir (Geneva) is getting ready to operate this former OpenSkies Boeing 757-200 for ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville). PrivatAir has been operating a Boeing 737-300 (HB-JJB) for ECAir since September 6, 2011. ECAir commenced scheduled passenger operations on September 24, 2011 and currently operates on the Brazzaville-Point Noire route. The 757 will allow the African carrier to expand. The first route is expected to be Brazzaville to Paris (CDG) with three roundtrips a week.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807, ex F-GPEJ) was painted at Maastricht.

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PrivatAir orders five Bombardier CS100 jetliners

PrivatAir (Geneva) has placed a firm order for five Bombardier CS100 airliners and has taken options on an additional five CS100 aircraft.

Based on the list price for the CS100 aircraft, the firm order contract is valued at approximately $309 million US, and could increase to $636 million US if the five options are exercised.

PrivatAir was founded more than 30 years ago and operates a large fleet of commercial and business aircraft to provide private charter and private airline services. Its specialized services include exclusively business class flights on behalf of several major network airlines. As a superb example of the versatility of the world’s only all-new aircraft in its segment, the CSeries aircraft acquired by PrivatAir will be delivered in an all-business class configuration.

In other news, Gulf Air will drop the Bahrain-Geneva route (operated by PrivatAir) on March 1.

Image: Bombardier.

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