Bin Air takes a nose dive, Bridges takes off
Munich-based Bin Air, which was established in 1996 and which operated with eleven Fairchild Dornier Metro passenger and cargo charter aircraft (2.25 t capacity), was forced to cease services at the end of October, after Germany’s civil aviation office withdrew the carrier’s air operator certificate.
Since then, Bridges Worldwide, headquartered in the UK, has launched a five per week scheduled service from Cologne-Bonn airport to Malta and Larnaca (Cyprus). The airline deploys a B737-400F from the Spanish entity Swiftair. It is the largest aircraft in Bridges’ fleet, offering capacities from 1 to 20 t.
The offer gives the eastern Mediterranean island its first ever maindeck connection to Western Europe, which will drive up its booming fish industry exports and other perishable goods. (ah)