Made in Switzerland

SkyWork Airlines has endured many highs and lows during three decades of operation. Jessica Bannister-Pearce travelled to Bern to find out how the carrier has emerged from the brink of financial ruin to become a shining star in Switzerland’s aviation sector

Switzerland has endured more than its fair share of aviation turmoil. In the last two decades alone, it has seen the failure of flag carrier and national icon Swissair and leading regional operator Crossair, which was merged into the new-look Swiss International Air Lines. More recently, Zurich-based airberlin subsidiary Belair was grounded last October when its parent filed for bankruptcy. Similarly, Darwin Airline closed its doors in late 2017 after its Etihad Regional operation, flown on behalf of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, was withdrawn the previous July. But for all the turbulence and disruption, one carrier has continued to connect its Bern base to the outside world – SkyWork Airlines.

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