PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by AAI » 31 Aug 2017, 09:54

only 3 flights/week anymore!

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by AAI » 31 Aug 2017, 11:52

Again 5 flights / week on their site

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by sn26567 » 22 Sep 2017, 16:11

Powdair yesterday announced the agreement of a notified equity shareholding in Backbone Aviation (Denmark) as part of the new airline group. Flights begin 11 December 2017 with two wet leased CRJ200s from Backbone.
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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by sn26567 » 24 Oct 2017, 16:54

Adria Airways Switzerland terminated its contract to operate flights for Powdair (Ireland). Whatever that means for future flights between Sion and Antwerp.
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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Stij » 27 Nov 2017, 18:11

I received an email from Powdair today informing thet there key financial backer walked away.
They're looking 3 million GBP...

I wish them luck... and feel lucky I didn't book with them...

The email...
An important powdair update...
Since the powdair journey commenced two years ago, we've done our very best to be open and honest about the prospects and opportunities of our fledgling airline. After all, new airlines don't launch every day and we've faced many expected and unexpected challenges along the way.

What's the point of powdair? Opening up the incredible Swiss Valais region to skiers, snowboarders and year-round mountain lovers across Europe is our mission. Significantly reduced journey times direct to Sion rather than Geneva, improved transfer connections to resort, more time on holiday and for second home owners, better access to your investment, is the end result. But that's not where this journey ends.

This morning our key financial backer walked away from the powdair journey for personal reasons.
We're faced now with two options. We either postpone starting powdair this winter – in which case, those of you who've already booked flights would be guaranteed a full refund.
Or,
We offer the airline to you, our army of passionate powdair supporters, in the hope that you'd like to own a stake in powdair and benefit in our future shared success.
In a nutshell...
• Over 5,000 people have already booked flights with us for this season
• More than 85 of you have signed up as Season Pass holders, already buying between 10 and a whopping 80 tickets each to fly with us this season!
• We’ve already been awarded Best Start-up Business in the World Snow Awards
• We’re officially partnered with 17 resorts in the Valais and Portes du Soleil, including Verbier, Crans Montana, Nendaz, Anzere, Thyon 4 Vallées, Morzine, Champéry, Avoriaz, Châtel and Les Gets – and already have a raft of events and marketing activity planned with them
• We’re working with hundreds of Valais, British and Belgian businesses – big and small - to ensure that both they and our powdair passengers benefit from everything we do
Without funding, we're now facing the situation of needing to postpone the start of our flight schedule for this winter season*, which is currently set to commence on 11th December 2017. However, with your support we can still make powdair a success and take off as planned this winter. At this late stage, community ownership is realistically the only way we'll be able to make powdair operational this winter.
If you would like to invest in us, please email investors@powdair.ski immediately for further information.**

A word from Sean Pettit, our Chief Financial Officer:

"Just as the powdair operation begins to snowball, today's setback is both unexpected and potentially disastrous for our airline, booked passengers and resort partners. Operational systems and strategies are already in place, whilst ticket sales are very strong and exceeding expectations. powdair is ready to go, but we now desperately need investment. I'd personally like to hear from anyone interested in owning either a small or large part of our airline."
Please bear in mind that we're a very small team working with limited resources and we need to secure at least £3 million to operate this season and at least £1 million by the end of this week in order to operate a reduced but efficient flight schedule this season.
The powdair Team

*If you’re booked to fly with us between the 11-17 December, we will be contacting you directly to discuss your existing booking.
** This communication has not been approved by an authorised person in accordance with Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended ("FSMA"). This communication is not an offer capable of acceptance. This communication does not constitute an offer of transferable securities to the public within the meaning of sections 85B and 102B of FSMA and it is being delivered for information purposes to persons who have previously consented to receive such communications. Only persons who fall within certain categories set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 will be permitted to invest in the company.
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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by FLYAIR10 » 27 Nov 2017, 18:18

Time to open your wallet and become a shareholder of Powdair. Who dares?

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by FLYAIR10 » 27 Nov 2017, 18:19

Maybe SHS aviation/VLM can come to the rescue, at least for the Antwerp-Sion flights...

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 27 Nov 2017, 18:46

So they have finally answered my question from 26th June 2017:
Passenger wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 11:23
powdair wrote:
26 Jun 2017, 10:36
Also if you want to pay for tickets in EUR or USD you can do on our website - top right hand corner to change currency
You have no AOC - so you are no airline. So you don't have an IATA bond (ex. through the BSP).

You are no British or Irish touroperator. So you don't offer the ATOL protection and/or the ITAA guarantuee and/or the ABTA guarantuee.

You don't have a signed agreement with an existing airline. So the ticket you are selling right now, are only valid on virtual airline Powdair. Why would Belgian passengers pay real money for virtual tickets?

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by DIBO » 27 Nov 2017, 20:39

FLYAIR10 wrote:
27 Nov 2017, 18:19
Maybe SHS aviation/VLM can come to the rescue, at least for the Antwerp-Sion flights...
as I learned recently, crews need to be specifically trained before Sion app/dep in IMC can be flown.

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 27 Nov 2017, 22:48

FLYAIR10 wrote:
27 Nov 2017, 18:19
Maybe SHS aviation/VLM can come to the rescue, at least for the Antwerp-Sion flights...
The chances that their flight operator will be paid, is smaller then Contadors' 0,00000000005.

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 28 Nov 2017, 17:22

The Powdair soap continues:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6VQ5NGF

We've been overwhelmed by the support offered by the powdair community in the last 24 hours and we're even more determined to get our fledging airline off the ground. Many stakeholders stand to benefit from direct transport links to Sion Airport, hopefully you'd like to join us on this journey.

We've developed a range of pledges to match the interest from potential investors of all levels. These pledges give you the opportunity to enjoy substantially discounted flights.

The only caveat is that we need to turn your potential investment around quickly in order to fulfil our operational commitments.

We feel that funding our airline through pledges from the powdair community is a fair way for everyone to get involved, regardless of your budget, level of commitment or investment knowledge and experience. The pledges below do not represent an ownership stake in powdair and are unsecured; they are not protected, and failure of the airline at any stage in the next 5 years would mean loss of the funds with no realistic recovery.

Any investors interested in equity should email investors @ powdair.ski, although currently our focus is on our pledge program.

Which level of pledge are you interested in?

PLEDGE £1,000 - RECEIVE 10% discount on all flights and transfer prices for the next 5 years*
Supporter pledge with immediate benefits on flights and transfers for the occasional visitor but lover of the Valais.

PLEDGE £5,000 - RECEIVE 50 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
Ideal for commuters and those that travel often to the Valais.

PLEDGE £10,000 - RECEIVE 100 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
Named family party, NO blackout days.

PLEDGE £15,000 - RECEIVE 150 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
Aimed at estate / immobilier agents, property developers or small hotels and chalets or who want to offer flights to help sell property.

PLEDGE £50,000 - RECEIVE 500 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
Perfect for accommodation providers in the Valais. The competition is tough and you want to have full occupancy - book tickets direct for your clients.

PLEDGE £100,000 - RECEIVE 800 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
Aimed at investment banks / hedge funds. Fix your seat cost for your staff from London City Airport direct to the Valais – no black out days – 4 flights a week – year round.

PLEDGE £250,000 - RECEIVE 2500 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
You are a Valais Ski Resort and want to offer fixed price seats to everyone via your website API or you are a London hotel group and you'd like to attract the Swiss tourists in your hotels. The ability to add further discounts and incentives as a value add is a compelling reason.

PLEDGE £500,000 - RECEIVE 6250 free single flights to use over the next 5 years*
If you are a Tour Operator or a large Corporate or even another Airline you can fix your seat price for five years with no black out days – what better way to reward your staff of large companies than having the opportunity to fly your staff at a fixed price!


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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Coronado » 28 Nov 2017, 23:26

An offer you can't refuse ...

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by ostair » 29 Nov 2017, 00:16

Where is TUI???
A offer one can't refuse. Both airline and travelagency :lol:


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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 01 Dec 2017, 19:12

Aerofool wrote:
01 Dec 2017, 18:54
No Powdair-flights this winter:
http://mailchi.mp/9d93ea0a491c/a-powdai ... ger-update
1. I wonder who that "professional and experienced aviation industry investor" is. It must be a real optimist: he believes that an airline can survive 12 months with the revenu from just a few months.

2. Quote: "...In the meantime, we will automatically be organising full refunds for everyone booked to fly with us..." Why don't they say "we will refund all bookings this weekend"? With just 5.000 tickets sold, it's something that can be done quite easily.

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by sn26567 » 05 Dec 2017, 22:41

Powdair says it has found a new backer and will launch in 2018, and that flights planned for this winter would not go ahead.
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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 05 Dec 2017, 22:51

sn26567 wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 22:41
Powdair says it has found a new backer and will launch in 2018...
Santa Claus?
The Snowman?
An Euromillions winner?
Let me guess: the new investor wants to remain anonymous. Verrry anonymous... And next year, close to launch date, Powdair will sadly announce that also this investor cancels his plans.

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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by sn26567 » 13 Sep 2018, 19:09

PowdAir wasted public funds and a fraud investigation could be opened, according to officials from Switzerland’s Valais Canton.
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Re: PowdAir, a new Sion-based airline with flights to a.o. Antwerp

Post by Passenger » 14 Sep 2018, 09:12

sn26567 wrote:
13 Sep 2018, 19:09
PowdAir wasted public funds and a fraud investigation could be opened, according to officials from Switzerland’s Valais Canton.
Amazing to see that so many officials from Valais and Sion had invested real money in PowdAir. If they would have investigated what Aviation24.be had discovered through some very basic searches on the world wide web, they would have established from day one that PowdAir was a scam.

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