Saturday, 9 June 2018

GERMANY: SUN-AIR Starts Domestic Dusseldorf Flights

SUN-AIR introduced a new domestic link between Friedrichshafen (FDH) and Düsseldorf (DUS) on 4 June.

It will operate 11 weekly frequencies on the 447-kilometre connection.

This includes double-daily flights on weekdays and one rotation on Sundays.

The airline will deploy its Dornier 328 Jets on this airport pair and faces no direct competition. OAG schedules show that this is the only route the British Airways franchise partner currently offers from Friedrichshafen.

It also connects Düsseldorf with Billund.

SUN-AIR of Scandinavia A/S, usually shortened to SUN-AIR, is a Danish regional airline headquartered in Billund with its main base at Billund Airport.

It operates scheduled services as a franchise of British Airways using their name and corporate design as British Airways - operated by SUN-AIR of Scandinavia A/S.

The airline also offers charter flights, air taxi services, specialist aerial work and aircraft brokerage.

The airline was established and started operations in 1978 by Mr. Niels Sundberg. It initially operated solely as an air taxi and charter service, but developed into a regional airline in 1987.

It became a British Airways franchisee on 1 August 1996, operating as British Airways in their corporate design.

Sun Air is an affiliate member of the Oneworld alliance and also uses British Airways' frequent flyer program Executive Club.

The airline is wholly owned by Niels Sundberg and has 175 employees. It also has a business jet subsidiary named JoinJet.

British Airways terminated its flights from Bremen to London and Manchester which were both operated by SUN-AIR on 25 February 2017.

SUN-AIR had maintained a base for the routes at Bremen Airport.

As of summer schedule 2018, SUN-AIR of Scandinavia serves the following cities under their British Airways franchise:

Denmark

Aalborg - Aalborg Airport base

Aarhus - Aarhus Airport base

Billund - Billund Airport base

Germany

Düsseldorf - Düsseldorf Airport

Friedrichshafen - Friedrichshafen Airport base

Norway

Bergen - Bergen Airport, Flesland

Oslo - Oslo Airport, Gardermoen

Sweden

Gothenburg - Goteborg Landvetter Airport

Stockholm - Stockholm-Bromma Airport

United Kingdom

London - London City Airport

Manchester - Manchester Airport

As of January 2018, the SUN-AIR of Scandinavia fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Dornier 328 2

Dornier 328JET 16

BAe Jetstream 31 2

Total 20


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