Swiss start-up FlyBair plans mid-July debut

Swiss start-up carrier FlyBair is aiming to commence services next month, operating initially to the Spanish resort of Palma de Mallorca.

The airline says it will open two routes to the city from Bern and Sion from 18 July.

FlyBair had been intending to launch operations in May but postponed its debut by two months.

Chief executive Jose Gonzalez says the company’s opening of flights is “the result of hard work”, and that the airline will expand to seven destinations, through an adapted schedule, over the remainder of the summer.

These additional routes will include Crete and Rhodes, from August, and Jerez, Kos, Menorca and Preveza from September.

But it will not start a planned Olbia route this summer.

FlyBair was founded in October last year with a share capital of SwFr250,000, subsequently increased to SwFr1.63 million this year.

It is planning to conduct the services on its network using Embraer 190 regional jets.