|Parent company||Helvetic Airways AG|
|Key people||Bruno Jans, CEO|
Tobias Pogorevc, CFO
Helvetic Airways is a Swiss regional airline headquartered in Kloten with its fleet stationed at Zurich Airport. It operates flights to destinations in Europe and Northern Africa, mainly leisure markets, on its own behalf, as well as scheduled flights on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines and Lufthansa, using their fleet of Embraer 190s and Embraer 190-E2s.
Helvetic Airways was established in the autumn of 2003, as a rebranding and extension of the existing airline Odette Airways, to serve destinations in South-Eastern Europe. Switzerland's first budget carrier began operating in November, with a Fokker 100 flying to 3 destinations. By 2004, the fleet had grown to 7 aircraft.
In December 2006, the carrier unveiled a new look for its aircraft. Since that time, all the Fokker 100s have livery in red-white-silver grey colours, with the Swiss cross on the tailfin.
On 18 February 2013, in the 2013 Belgian diamond heist, eight men armed with automatic weapons and dressed in police uniforms seized 120 small parcels, containing an estimated $50 million (£32,000,000) worth of diamonds from a Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 passenger plane, loaded with passengers preparing for departure to Zurich. The men drove two vehicles through a hole they had cut in the airports perimeter fence to Flight LX789, which had just been loaded with diamonds from a Brink's armoured van. The men were able to execute the operation within five minutes with no injuries and without firing a shot.
In 2018, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) expanded its partnership with Helvetic Airways, announcing that it will deploy up to eight Helvetic Airways Embraer E190-E2 aircraft or similar equipment on its route network, from 2019 onwards.
On 14 June 2019, the last Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 left the fleet.
In October 2019, the carrier took delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.
|Cyprus||Larnaca||Larnaca International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Calvi||Calvi - Sainte-Catherine Airport|
|Lourdes||Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Greece||Heraklion||Heraklion International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Kos||Kos International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Preveza||Aktion National Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Rhodes||Rhodes International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Italy||Olbia||Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport|
|Kosovo||Pristina||Pristina International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|North Macedonia||Ohrid||Ohrid "St. Paul the Apostle" Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Skopje||Skopje International Airport Charter||Terminated|
|Norway||Tromsø||Tromsø Airport, Langnes Charter||Terminated|
|Spain||Jerez de la Frontera||Jerez Airport|
|Palma de Mallorca||Palma de Mallorca Airport|
The Helvetic Airways fleet includes the following aircraft, as of October 2019:
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