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Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 5:05 am

Swedish airline Skyways and partner City Airlines went bankrupt this morning.

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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 5:11 am

Did they even have any presence in Europe? Where did they fly to that had any prominence?
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 6:03 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Did they even have any presence in Europe? Where did they fly to that had any prominence?

Outside Scandinavia they flew from GOT to MAN, BHX, LYS, PRG, ZRH...

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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 6:13 am

Shouldn’t that be ”belly-up” ?

Skyways have been a strong Domestic carrier in Sweden for the past 20 years, with a few odd International destinations as well. Very sad to see them go. They’ve served a lot of smaller airports, feeding ARN and CPH. This bankruptcy also took City Airline with them (same owners, and same owners as Cimber/Sterling). City Airline had mostly international traffic, using GOT as base.

I’m wondering what will happen with all the regional airports that these 2 airlines served? They’ll be losing a lot of service and possibilities to connect to International short/long haul.

Another sad day for Scandinavian Aviation. Besides SAS, Norwegian and Finnair there's not much left.
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 6:46 am

Not surprised and they did the same mistakes as Cimber. Instead of operating as a more regional niche carrier with decent profits, greed overtook them and they started to expand more rapidly than they could cope and into wrong destinations

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Did they even have any presence in Europe? Where did they fly to that had any prominence?

Link to their route map

http://skyways.se/Global/Linjen%C3%A...t/m%C3%A5ttanpassad_webb120508.jpg

Quoting CPHFF (Reply 3):

Shouldn’t that be ”belly-up” ?

Should be so. Although I don't understand what's wrong with a clear and simple headline such as "Skyways is bankrupt"....
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 7:30 am

I guess that puts Kolomoiskijs Scandinavian Regional Airlines project in the grave.

Another blow to SAS which has been coorporating closely with Skyways for years.

This opens mile wide highway to FlyBe Nordic to expand their market.

So, how about AeroSvit ? New strategy for them or will they also close down.
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 8:04 am

Yes belly up of course.   Morning fatigue on the commuter
Train. My eyes were barely open.
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 am

We may well not seen the end of airline failures in Sweden. The list of Swedish airlines that have failed, either ceased or went bankrupt, and now counts 14 since year 2000:

Swedeways Air Lines (1993–2001)
Transjet Airways AB (2000–2002)
Goodjet (2002–2003)
Transair (2002–2003)
Swe Fly (1994-2005)
European Executive Express (1997–2005)
Swedline Express (2002–2006)
Falcon Air (1986–2006)
FlyMe (2003–2007)
Avitrans (2004–2010)
Viking Airlines (2003-2010)
Tor Air (2008–2011)
City Airline (1997–2012)
Skyways (1993-2012)

[Edited 2012-05-22 02:07:10]
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 9:10 am

Kudos to A.netters who predicted this when QI filed for bankruptcy.   
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 9:39 am

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 7):
We may well not seen the end of airline failures in Sweden. The list of Swedish airlines that have failed, either ceased or went bankrupt, and now counts 14 since year 2000:

Swedeways Air Lines (1993–2001)
Transjet Airways AB (2000–2002)
Goodjet (2002–2003)
Transair (2002–2003)
Swe Fly (1994-2005)
European Executive Express (1997–2005)
Swedline Express (2002–2006)
Falcon Air (1986–2006)
FlyMe (2003–2007)
Avitrans (2004–2010)
Viking Airlines (2003-2010)
Tor Air (2008–2011)
City Airline (1997–2012)
Skyways (1993-2012)

Ive wondered for ages why so many carriiers have attempted service in the Swedish market. It is not eactly a huge population base and already has substantial competitive pressures on International services also.

Sorry to see them go though.
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 10:14 am

What a shame. I specially booked them in September in order to get on an ERJ   
Thankfully I booked the SK codeshare because it was cheaper   

Good luck to all employees!
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 10:31 am

Perhaps an opportunity for FlyBe to extend it's "Nordic" operations - hopefully bringing alone some of Skyways and City Airlines staff in the process.

Good luck ("Lycka till") for everyone facing redundancy.
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 11:04 am

Quoting ARN (Thread starter):
Swedish airline Skyways and partner City Airlines went bankrupt this morning.

Well, the Swedish domestic market has been saturated for quite some time and I'm quite sure the gap will be filled up quite fast. SAS, Norwegian, Malmö Aviation, Blue 1, Flybe Nordic, Nextjet, other small regionals and possibly Ryanair can expand in some of those markets. Local as well as foreign charters are also flying to local Swedish airports to take the small amount of charter passengers.
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 11:18 am

Sad to hear that, it's not fun. I thought when QI went bankrupt that he had looked at the two companies and decided to let Skyways carry on. At least the Skyways name will live on for now. Manswell Enterprise, the (former) owner of Cimber Sterling and Skyways bought the base maintenance part of CAMC (Cimber Air Maintenance Center) and redubbed it Skyways Technik.

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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 1:05 pm

Not surprising though but a shame to see them go.. I wonder if all of the Ukrainian airlines in the AeroSvit group will survive.
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 3:22 pm

SAS is starting to fly Stockholm-Visby from coming Friday and capacity will be increased on other existing routes where Skyways was a competitor.

Source (in Swedish): http://se.yhp.waymaker.net/sasgroup/release.asp?id=251777
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 4:06 pm

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 4):
Cimber

Same Ukrain investor behind this one as Cimber ....

Quoting LN-KGL (Reply 7):
We may well not seen the end of airline failures in Sweden. The list of Swedish airlines that have failed, either ceased or went bankrupt, and now counts 14 since year 2000:

Swedeways Air Lines (1993–2001)
Transjet Airways AB (2000–2002)
Goodjet (2002–2003)
Transair (2002–2003)
Swe Fly (1994-2005)
European Executive Express (1997–2005)
Swedline Express (2002–2006)
Falcon Air (1986–2006)
FlyMe (2003–2007)
Avitrans (2004–2010)
Viking Airlines (2003-2010)
Tor Air (2008–2011)
City Airline (1997–2012)
Skyways (1993-2012)

You forgot: Transwede Airways
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 6:36 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 19):
You forgot: Transwede Airways

I did not forget Transwede Airways Mortyman. Both Transwede and FlyNordic ceased to exist under these names, but continued as a part of the mother company's activities (Braathens Aviation and Norwegian Air Shuttle).
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 8:30 pm

I like the "belly down" version; indicating a (safe) landing with wheels up and little or no chance to continue. Belly up is for expiring goldfish...
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Tue May 22, 2012 9:45 pm

Global Supplier Services Notification
22 May, 2012

To all Travelport 1st Level Helpdesks and Regional Sales, please forward to your customers as appropriate.

This notice is to inform you that effective immediately, pursuant to a notice from IATA, Travelport has
suspended ticketing for Skyways Express AB (JZ-752) in the countries below:

BSP Great Britain (UK); Czech Republic; Slovakia; Switzerland; Estonia; Denmark; Norway; Sweden; Lithuania; Finland; Germany
Refunds will be restricted once IATA has removed the plates.
If you have bookings on Skyways Express AB through any Travelport global distribution system, please contact Skyways Express AB direct to complete ticketing or refund functions for these countries until further notice.
 
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RE: Skyways Is Tragically Belly Down

Wed May 23, 2012 3:26 pm

Quoting CPHFF (Reply 3):
Another sad day for Scandinavian Aviation. Besides SAS, Norwegian and Finnair there's not much left.

Not to be picky, but I thought Finland was "Nordic", not "Scandinavian". At least, that's what my Finnish friends tell me...  

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