Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is to expand its partnership with Helvetic Airways, and will deploy up to eight Helvetic Airways Embraer E190-E2 aircraft or similar equipment on its route network from 2019 onwards under wet-lease (i.e. the lease-in of aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) arrangements.
The expanded collaboration reconfirms the high quality of Helvetic Airways’ services and its premium partner credentials. It will also provide greater planning security and ensure the optimum utilization of the Helvetic Airways fleet.
“We are very pleased to be expanding our proven and long-standing partnership with Helvetic Airways,”
says SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr.
“We are proud that SWISS is putting its faith in our company and our efficient and comfortable Embraer E190-E2 aircraft,”
adds Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways.
Four Embraer E190s of Helvetic Airways are currently in service for SWISS. The aircraft are deployed on SWISS flights to over 40 European destinations.
About Swiss International Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is The Airline of Switzerland, serving over 100 destinations in 43 countries worldwide from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano and carrying some 17 million passengers a year with its 90-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for highvalue and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in more than 80 countries. As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of over 8,800 personnel, SWISS generated total revenues of around CHF 5 billion in 2017. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.
About Helvetic Airways
Helvetic Airways AG operates seven Embraer 190 and five Fokker 100 aircraft. Four Embraer 190 aircraft are in the long-term service of Swiss International Air Lines as part of an ACMI partnership. Helvetic Airways uses the remaining aircraft for ACMI flights and their own scheduled and charter business. Helvetic Airways also operates a maintenance facility at Zurich airport (EASA Part 145). The company currently employs 440 staff.
Helvetic Airways has worked in close cooperation with Horizon Swiss Flight Academy Ltd., Kloten, Switzerland (www.horizon-sfa.ch), since April 2008. Both companies are part of the Helvetic Airways Group, Freienbach, Switzerland.