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Showing posts with label Flyr. Show all posts

01 February, 2023

Fledgling Norwegian carrier Flyr files for bankruptcy and halts all flights.

The new Norwegian budget carrier Flyr, which only launched in 2021 has filed for bankruptcy today.  The airline announced on its website that it had been unsuccessful with the new financial plans and thus 'the board has concluded that there are no alternatives for further operation.   The company filed for bankruptcy on 1st Feb 2023. Flyr has now ceased trading and all flights are cancelled and will not be rescheduled.'

The company employed some 400 staff employees who now find their employment ended as the airline can no longer survive. Many of them had already been furloughed by the carrier as it struggled to cut costs, suspended routes and hunt for new investment. 

The Norwegian stock exchange suspended trading in the company's shares today and it is understood that the carrier's fleet of 737 jets are in the process of being repossessed by the leasing firms. 

The company published the following statement, "Many thanks to everyone who has chosen to fly with us over the past year and a half. We will miss you all from the bottom of our hearts and deeply apologize to everyone affected by the fact that we now have to go in for landing.

We encourage everyone who has booked a ticket with us to contact their credit card company for a refund.

The bankruptcy trustee has now taken over all responsibility for Flyr going forward, and can be contacted via email Please note that this is the only channel open for any questions and information."

Fledgling Norwegian carrier Flyr files for bankruptcy and halts all flights.

30 September, 2021

SITA helps Flyr take off with solutions for connectivity and efficiency

The new low-cost airline has selected solutions from SITA’s aircraft and airport portfolios to boost operational efficiencies and optimize air-to-ground communications.

As Flyr AS, a new low-cost airline based in Norway, takes to the skies, it has turned to SITA to deliver a wide range of solutions that help boost operational efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions, and streamline border processes for a smoother passenger experience. Based at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Flyr operates flights within Norway and between Norway and European leisure destinations, having completed its first commercial flight on 30 June.

In the air, Flyr has implemented SITA’s eWAS Pilot and eWAS Dispatch to provide pilots and dispatchers real-time access to accurate multi-source weather reports. eWAS Pilot, an application used by 67,000 pilots worldwide, provides accurate 4D weather forecasts and real-time updates from various sources to warn about weather hazards such as thunderstorms, lightning, clear air turbulence, strong winds, icing, and even volcanic ash. Cloud-based eWAS Dispatch incorporates this data into a next-generation flight tracking system which reduces dispatchers’ workload by streamlining flight monitoring.

Together, the solutions help Flyr optimize decision-making and efficiency for flight route planning to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions, all while ensuring a more comfortable service for passengers.

To connect air and ground operations, Flyr has adopted SITA’s AIRCOM® Cockpit Services and AIRCOM® FlightMessenger. AIRCOM® FlightMessenger, the air transport industry’s leading solution for the management and integration of operational communications, supports operational efficiencies for Flyr through improved air-to-ground communication.

On the ground, the addition of SITA Messaging connects Flyr to their partners and over 2,400 air transport industry actors via fully-managed message distribution services, while SITA’s Community Connect DCS service is providing Flyr network connectivity across approximately 10 airports.