The virtual airline Flybair was actually supposed to be sold, but the Board of Directors believes that both concrete offers that were received were too low or contained conditions that could not be met. Now they want to offer flights on their own again.
So far, Flybair has not been particularly successful, because the offer has been far less accepted than forecast - also because of the corona pandemic. As a result, the number of flights was greatly reduced. At the moment there are no holiday flights at all. That should change, because the Board of Directors has decided that they will continue on their own and want to supplement the Helvetic Airways holiday program in summer 2023.
It is confident that profitable utilization can be achieved in the summer of 2023. Flybair does not have its own fleet, but charters aircraft from airlines. The seats are then marketed at your own expense. According to its own statements, it is currently the only so-called virtual airline in Switzerland. Flybair was founded - also with the help of a crowdfunding campaign - after the bankruptcy of the former home base carrier Skywork.
Between June and October 2023, two to four destinations will be offered from Bern-Belp. Flybair has not yet given any further details. In any case, one is confident that it will be possible to break even and thus to restructure the company. So it remains to be seen with which operating carrier to work together.