The world?s first members? only airline, Club Airways of Switzerland, made
its debut at London City Airport yesterday, 15 September, flying top
executives from Geneva on board a Cessna Citation II jet.
Accompanying the passengers was Club Airways? Founder & Chief Executive
Officer, Hans Schwab, who created the concept of a members? airline last
year, recognising that some business travellers are willing to pay a premium
to avoid the inconvenience and time wasting usually associated with flying.
“At Club Airways we offer our members comfort, safety, efficiency and
flexibility, together with the privacy of a business jet,” said Hans Schwab.
“The hundreds of passengers who have flown with us enthusiastically endorse
our first-class services. For them, Club Airways is synonymous with first
class comfort, discretion and reliability, their comments serving as proof
that we are satisfying an unfilled niche in air travel”
This latest addition to the Club Airways? schedule is operating between the
private aviation terminal at Geneva Airport and the Jet Centre at London
City Airport. “Our policy of only operating from private airports and
business aviation terminals enables our members to benefit from substantial
time savings when compared with a traditional scheduled airline,” said
Club Airways has been operational since February and now has more than 450
members. The airline`s schedule is currently two flights each weekday
between Geneva and Paris, and two week-daily flights between Geneva and
London. Flights to Basel, Milan, Munich and Moscow will be added to the
schedule during the months of October and November 2003.