Flyvirtual has launched flyvbird, the first personalised customer-centric airline. With its innovative algorithmic approach, it says it is revolutionising air travel by offering a flexible and changing network on a weekly and daily basis, tailored to its customers' needs.
flyvbird's focus on decentralised regional markets has the potential to significantly impact the future of sustainable air travel. By utilising smaller regional airports and offering a faster and more convenient alternative to traditional modes of transportation, its most added value to the customer is to fly closer, faster and be better connected in rural areas.
flyvbird has secured new investments and partnership deals that will drive the company's growth and expansion plans. Sébastien Mérillat is joining the team as a serial entrepreneur to help drive the company's vision.
In addition, flyvbird has formed a strategic partnership with Tecnam, a leading aircraft manufacturer that will deliver the company's first aircraft, the P2012, which offers versatile capabilities, competitive acquisition cost, and low and ‘flat-rate’ operating costs, making the P2012 Traveller and P2012 STOL the perfect aircraft to start this novel approach for on demand services.
flyvbird's network is determined by its customers, offering them access to closer, easier accessible airports reducing travel time significantly. The company's innovative approach to air travel has already attracted numerous airport, technology and aircraft manufacturer partners in Europe.
To expand services further in the future, flyvbird has already secured a partnership with Electra.aero, developer of a novel hybrid eSTOL aircraft. Electra’s eSTOL is able to quietly operate from any smaller sized airport, providing the opportunity for air services to any community even if traditional infrastructure is not available.
“We are thrilled to welcome Sébastien Mérillat to our start up airline and officially announce our close partnership with Tecnam, which will help us accelerate our growth and establish ourselves as a leader in personalised on demand air travel,” says Tomislav Lang, founder and CEO of flyvbird.
“We believe that our unique approach to air travel, combined with our strategic partnerships and innovative technology, will revolutionise the way people travel, and we look forward to realising our vision with the support of our future investors and partners,” adds Anton Lutz CTO and co-founder of flyvbird.
Sébastien Mérillat comments: “I am delighted to join flyvbird as part of its exciting mission to revolutionise the airline industry. With my experience as a serial entrepreneur, I am confident that I can help drive the company's growth and success in the years to come.”
Francesco Sferra, P2012 special mission platform sales and business development manager and experimental test pilot, explains: “Tecnam has a proud history of developing innovative aircraft, and we are delighted to be working with flyvbird to offer its customers a new and compelling air travel experience. The P2012 Traveller and P2012 STOL are the perfect fit for flyvbird's success and network growth.”
Tecnam has entered into a partnership with flyvbird. Along with new investment, flyvbird has formed a strategic partnership with Tecnam that will deliver the company's first aircraft, the P2012, which offers versatile capabilities, competitive acquisition costs and low and “flat” operating costs, making the P2012 Traveller and P2012 STOL the perfect aircraft to launch this novel approach to on-demand services.