Barcelona's mayor recently surprised everyone by announcing a possible run-up for the Winter Olympics of 2022. Barcelona is certainly within easy reach of great ski resorts and the mountains of the Pyrenees. However, and in the meantime, for all those of its citizens that wish to try some new slopes, the Swiss carrier Skywork Airlines is soon to start a new regular, three-times-a-week link between Barcelona (BCN) and the Swiss capital. Until now the connection between the Catalan capital and Switzerland relied on flights to Geneva (GVA), Zürich (ZRH) and Basel (EAP). The service will also compete with sleeper pendular trains that cover the journey overnight.
Skywork Airlines has not missed the opportunity to point out in its website how these services compare in terms of price and time with these alternatives to travel to the central area of Switzerland and to the main attractions of the Bernese Oberland.
Skywork Airlines is what I would call a "boutique" airline, it belongs to the Gribi family of Switzerland, is based at Bern airport and its fleet is made of a Bombardier Dash-8 Q400, Fairchild Dornier 328-110, as well as four executive jets, one Citation Ultra, one Citation Bravo and two Citation Excel for charter services. In addition to the regular flights to BCN, it is opening soon a new connection to Rotterdam (RTM). In summary, this is a small but expanding project that, I am sure, those of us that like skiing will keep an eye on.