Entries by Niels Trubbach

ch-aviation interview: Luc Bereni, XL Airways France

XL Airways France is a French airline active in the leisure and charter market. Founded back in the mid-1990s as Star Europe the carrier subsequently adopted the name Star Airways in 1997. It later became part of XL Leisure Group and got its current brand, XL Airways France, in 2006. After having survived the shutdown […]

ch-aviation interview: Bert van der Stege, VP First Air

Founded in 1946 as Bradley Air Services, First Air offers scheduled passenger and cargo flights as well as charter operations in one of the harshest regions on Earth: the Canadian High Arctic. Under extreme climatic conditions, the carrier serves a large number of communities in Nunavut, Nunavik and the Northwest Territories from Southern Canadian cities, […]

ch-aviation interview: Dirk Eggert, GM Rhein-Neckar Air

Having commenced operations in March of this year, Rhein-Neckar Air is Germany’s newest scheduled airline. Founded by several companies from the Rhine-Neckar Region, the airline has wet-leased a Dornier 328 to ply its only route – Mannheim to Berlin Tegel – previously operated by the now defunct regional carrier, Cirrus Airlines. Niels Trubbach had the […]

ch-aviation interview: Eric Vercesi, VP Air Incheon

In this sequel of ch-aviation interviews we present you our first interview with a cargo airline. Thomas Jaeger had the possibility to talk with Eric Vercesi Vice President Sales & Planning at Air Incheon. Air Incheon is a new cargo airline that commenced operations in 2013 and is focused on operations from Seoul Incheon Airport […]

ch-aviation interview: Kwaku Antwi-Boasiako, CCO Antrak Air

In this issue of ch-aviation interviews we are meeting Antrak Air, a domestic airline from Ghana. The airline uses ATR72-500 aircraft and has been operating for over 10 years now in an environment where most airlines only last for a short period. Niels Trubbach talked with Antrak Air Chief Commercial Officer Kwaku Antwi-Boasiako. Antrak Air […]

ch-aviation interview: Richard Kongsteien, VP Widerøe

Widerøe´s Flyveselskap, styled as Widerøe, is one of the most unique regional airlines in the world. Through the decades, the Norwegian airline has developed a strong commuter network in the country, subsidized by the government. Currently the Widerøe fleet consists of 41 Dash 8-100/200/300/400 aircraft. Furthermore Widerøe also operates a few international flights from Norway to Denmark, […]

ch-aviation interview: Peter Davies, CEO Air Malta

Air Malta, the sole Maltese airline offering scheduled flights, has made major losses in the recent years. The fully state-owned carrier is currently undergoing a big restructuring process. ch-aviation had the possibility to meet Peter Davies, CEO at Air Malta and to talk with him about the restructuring process and the future of the airline. […]

ch-aviation interview: U Htoo Thet Htwe, Air Bagan

An interview with Air Bagan Chairman U Htoo Thet Htwe. Air Bagan is the first fully privately owned airline of Myanmar and one of the major domestic carriers. The airline commenced operations in 2004 and is a subsidiary of Htoo Trading. Air Bagan currently serves 21 domestic destinations with a fleet of two ATR 42s and two ATR 72s. The […]