Swiss aviation market. SkyWork Airlines’ motto “Your Personal Way to Fly” is not about paying lip service to passengers; the carrier truly wants to make flying the special experience that it once was.
SkyWork operates Bombardier Dash 8 and Fairchild Dornier 328 turboprops to over 23 destinations from its base in Bern, Switzerland. Its caterers stay busy concocting an array of 17 different destination-inspired dishes, including a kids’ choice meal, as well as dishes for vegetarians and individuals who are lactose intolerant. All meal options are made fresh daily.
“We want to offers our customers a special experience when they fly with us,” says marketing manager Alexandra Sordakis, so the idea was born to offer a small taste of the destination to each passenger during their flight. Flying to Greece? You will most likely be served a fresh Greek salad option. If you’re en route to Italy, perhaps SkyWork’s fresh pasta option with mortadella (an Italian sausage) and herbs will tickle your fancy. Each destination meal option has been well thought out and expresses the local cuisine perfectly.
But, I hear you asking, surely economy-class passengers pay for this service? Not so. Passengers are served a meal free-of-charge as well as a glass of water; all other beverages are purchased and passengers may choose from a range of options listed in the Skyshop menu.
I recently flew in economy class on SkyWork, where I enjoyed excellent food and superior inflight service.
But I’d be remiss not to mention the inflight entertainment. Even on these short-hop turboprop flights, SkyWork stocks five to 10 repurposed iPads, and distributes them for free to interested passengers (yes I was ready to get my wallet out and pay for it).
The free iPads serve as yet another great little surprise from a wonderful airline trying its best to ensure that the passenger experience is one that is truly fabulous!