powdair, the new airline for skiers and snowboarders serving a number of routes from Sion, Switzerland, has announced a partnership with Backbone Aviation. The deal includes two Bombardier CRJ 200 regional jets, each with a capacity of 50 seats.

The aircraft will commence flights on December 14th, 2017 on the scheduled routes, available on powdair’s website.

A spokesperson for powdair said: “with ticket sales hitting above expectations and some key holiday dates already sold out, powdair is heading towards its inaugural winter flights and we are delighted to be working with Backbone Aviation who operate the CRJ 200’s. That combination of sensible pricing and convenience across our routes has compelled existing fans of the Valais resorts to get on board and realise the benefits of flying directly into Sion. We are sure that newcomers to the region will also choose to visit during the winter 2017-18 with our flexible schedule that allows for short or longer breaks.”

CEO Suzette Knudsgaard, Backbone.aero also said: “we are excited and proud to be working with powdair this winter and look forward to commencing flights from Sion Airport in the beautiful Valais region. Since Backbone´s turnaround took off early 2017, we see our company becoming a favoured partner for flight solutions, especially those requiring a high degree of adaptability and agility”.