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SkyEurope

SkyEurope
Airline
AirlineSkyEurope
IATANE
ICAOESK
CallsignRELAX
FoundedNovember 2001
Commenced operations13 February 2002
Ceased operations1 September 2009
BasesM. R. Štefánik Airport
Ruzyně Airport
Vienna International Airport
Fleet size13
Destinations30
HeadquartersBratislava, Slovakia
Key peopleNick Manoudakis (acting CEO) & Jason Bitter (ex-CEO who left on few weeks before the stoppage of operations)

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SkyEurope Airlines was a low-cost airline headquartered in Bratislava, with its main base at M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) in Bratislava, Slovakia, and another base in Prague. The carrier filed for bankruptcy on 31 August 2009 and suspended all flights on 1 September 2009. The airline operated short-haul scheduled and charter passenger services.

According to a survey by Skytrax Research of London between August 2007 and July 2008, SkyEurope was the best low-cost airline in Eastern Europe and 3rd best low-cost airline in Europe.

On 22 June 2009, the airline announced it had been granted creditor protection while it restructured its debts. However, this did not protect the airline from announcing bankruptcy on 31 August 2009 and cancelling all flights immediately.


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