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InterSky

InterSky
IATA ICAO Callsign
3L ISK INTERSKY
Founded 2001
Commenced operations 2002
Operating bases Friedrichshafen Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 19
Company slogan We Fly You
Headquarters Bregenz, Austria
Key people
  • Rolf Seewald, Founder
  • Renate Moser, Founder
  • Roger Hohl, CEO
Website flyintersky.com

InterSky, legally Intersky Luftfahrt GmbH, is an Austrian airline headquartered in Bregenz, operating scheduled services from its base at Friedrichshafen Airport, Germany, to major cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as seasonal holiday flights to the Mediterranean from other airports as well.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Early years 1.1
    • Development since 2015 1.2
  • Destinations 2
  • Fleet 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Early years

Intersky was established in November 2001 and started operations on 25 March 2002. At that time the company was owned by Renate Moser (50%), then first female airline CEO, Rolf Seewald (35%), the founder and owner of regional airline Rheintalflug, and other shareholders (15%).[1] As of 2010, the airline had 110 employees.

In October 2010, InterSky announced to quit their long-running route from Friedrichshafen to Cologne due to the heavy competition by Germanwings which also started the same route a few months earlier. InterSky also abandoned plans to add a fifth aircraft to the fleet for the time being.[2]

In July 2011 Intersky announced that Renate Moser and Rolf Seewald will take over again the operative management after four years absence. Claus Bernatzik, the son of Renate Moser, left the company by end of the year.[3]

In August 2012 is was announced that InterSky has ordered two ATR 72-600s. The two aircraft were scheduled to be delivered in December 2012 and March 2013. These aircraft became the first ATRs to be operated by an Austrian carrier.[4]

In the same month the airline also announced to open a new base at Hamburg Airport. This plan was however cancelled in October 2012, after OLT Express Germany also announced to connect Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden with Hamburg as InterSky also planned.[5] Since OLT Express Germany filed for bankruptcy shortly after, InterSky started to operate the route in March 2013 on a wet-lease contract with Avanti Air.[6] However, this route ceased in January 2014 as Germanwings announced to start this route as well from spring 2014.

Development since 2015

In May 2015, InterSky announced to open its second base at Memmingen Airport by October 2015 consisting of one aircraft, adding a new route to Cologne and increasing frequencies on the already existing services to Berlin and Hamburg.[7] Later, that plan was changed as a triangled route Friedrichshafen - Memmingen - Cologne/Bonn will be established instead of basing an aircraft in Memmingen.[8]

In September 2015, it has been announced that InterSky is still loss-making and the current owner, German investor Intro Aviation, plans to sell the company entirely.[9] It has also been stated that all flights from Memmingen Airport and Zürich Airport as well as the Friedrichshafen-Düsseldorf route are to be terminated.[9] Additionally, InterSky tries to find another usage for their two ATR72-600s whose purchase back in 2013 has been called a mistake.[10] In October 2015, InterSky reported to be in advanced negotiations with a potential investor from Germany willing to pay 5 million Euros for the airline.[11] Shortly after, the Austrian aviation authorities requested InterSky to provide information over their financial security by 5 November 2015. Otherwise their operational license could be revoked.[12]

On 27 October 2015, InterSky announced to drastically cut down their Friedrichshafen-Cologne route which resumed just three weeks earlier. Instead of two daily flights only two flights a week will continue to operate due to a lower demand than expected.[13]

Destinations

InterSky ATR 72-600

InterSky operates scheduled and charter flights to the following destinations (as of 5 October 2015):[14]

Austria
Croatia
Germany
Greece
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Fleet

As of January 2014, the InterSky fleet consists of the following aircraft:[15]

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines".  
  2. ^ http://www.airliners.de/intersky-gibt-koeln-auf/22331
  3. ^ http://austrianaviation.net/
  4. ^ volaspheric: InterSky orders two ATR 72-600
  5. ^ volaspheric: InterSky to open a new base on Hamburg Airport
  6. ^ http://www.aero.de/news-16756/Intersky-uebernimmt-Karlsruhe-Hamburg-.html
  7. ^ a b http://www.aero.de/news-21707/Intersky-kehrt-nach-Koeln-zurueck.html
  8. ^ a b http://www.aero.de/news-21891/Intersky-verlinkt-Memmingen-und-Friedrichshafen.html
  9. ^ a b austrianaviation.net - InterSky vor Strecken-Kahlschlag ("InterSky faces route eradication") (German) 18 September 2015
  10. ^ aerotelegraph.com - Intersky plant Rückzug aus Zürich und Memmingen ("InterSky plans to leave Zürich and Memmingen") (German) 18. September 2015
  11. ^ schwaebische.de - "Intersky kostet fuenf Millionen Euro" (German) 15 October 2015
  12. ^ austrianaviation.net - Achterbahnfahrt bei InterSky (German) 22 October 2015
  13. ^ austrianaviation.net - InterSky muss FDH-Köln kürzen" (InterSky forced to cut Friedrichshafen-Cologne) (German) 27 October 2015
  14. ^ http://www.flyintersky.com/en/destinations
  15. ^ http://www.flyintersky.com/en/company/fleet Retrieved 9 January 2014

External links

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