Chair Airlines launches in Switzerland as successor to Germania Flug

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 12, 2019 12:47

Chair Airlines launches in Switzerland as successor to Germania Flug

Switzerland is set to gain a new airline under the name of Chair Airlines, a successor to Germania Flug AG, which has operated at Zurich Airport since 2014.

The rebranding and the change of name to Chair Airlines AG as of July 1, 2019 are stages in the intensive transformation process that Germania Flug AG has been undergoing since the start of 2019.

The airline currently operates out of Zurich with three Airbus A319 aircraft employing 150 staff. Chair Airlines is owned 50.01% by Schweizer Albex Aviation AG and 49.99% by Polish charter airline Enter Air.

Chair CCO and supervisory board member Urs A. Pelizzoni said: “We have used the challenging situation over the past few months to prepare our relaunch, and our new brand is now cutting a fresh figure in the world of Swiss aviation.

“Firstly, it represents the seat that you book on one of our flights. Secondly, with different colours used for the letters (red for ch and blue for air) in the new logo, the name also represents our Swiss heritage – but above all is a clever play on words.

“Our relaunch is more than just a rebranding – it is a rebirth.”

Chair Airlines is looking to stick to its former strategy with regard to destinations: flights will be available to popular Mediterranean destinations in Europe and North Africa, as well as cities off the beaten track such as Beirut, Ohrid, Prishtina, and Skopje – with expanded routes in the future.

Changes have been made to the Chair Airlines’ management team with CEO Tobias Somandin and CCO and supervisory board member Pelizzoni receiving reinforcements. Anri Fontanive has been appointed as chief financial officer and Shpend Ibrahimi as chief information officer and supervisory board member.

 

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood June 12, 2019 12:47