SWISS PrivateAviation attracts new customers

26 November 2009

SWISS PrivateAviation, the business-aviation subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines, added two further transports to its managed-aircraft portfolio last month. Following a newly-concluded collaboration with Swiss-based Mathys Aviation AG, SWISS PrivateAviation is now responsible for the operation of seven private jets, six of them Cessna Citations. This latest expansion helps further consolidate SWISS PrivateAviation’s position as a specialist in managing this particular aircraft family.

SWISS PrivateAviation, which was already successfully managing and operating the four aircraft of the Lufthansa Private Jet fleet and a Hawker aircraft belonging to a further private client, has now been entrusted with the business jet fleet of Mathys Aviation AG. The new mandate to manage the company’s Cessna Citation CJ3 and Cessna Citation CJ1+ extends to operating the company’s flights for its shareholders and private clients and to selling spare aircraft capacity to third-party customers. “We are delighted that, in SWISS PrivateAviation, we have found a Swiss-based partner which can meet our needs and which, through its skilled staff and its firm role and function within the Lufthansa Group, delivers extensive expertise and high quality standards in its flight operations,” say Hugo and Robert Mathys, the directors of Mathys Aviation AG.

Aircraft management, in which SWISS PrivateAviation specialises, covers a wide range of services and activities, from managing flight operations and maintaining aircraft fleets to arranging insurance and continuously training crews. In this connection, SWISS PrivateAviation will also be training and assessing the pilots of Mathys Aviation AG, who will continue to fly the company’s two aircraft.

“This new partnership with Mathys Aviation AG is an ideal opportunity for us,” adds Claudio Peer, Chief Operating Officer at SWISS PrivateAviation. “These aircraft fit excellently into our existing fleet portfolio, and this should offer attractive synergies for both sides in assigning cockpit personnel.” Mathys Aviation AG is domiciled in Grenchen in Northwest Switzerland.

Swiss PrivateAviation Ltd.
SWISS PrivateAviation Ltd. is a fully-owned subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. which is active in the aircraft management field. As a member of the Lufthansa Group, SWISS PrivateAviation can draw on established safety and quality processes, global sales channels, extensive technical expertise and the equipment and facilities to train cockpit crews.