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For the fourth year running, Helvetic Airways is the Official Airline of the Spengler Cup, the renowned year-end international club ice hockey tournament in the elegant Swiss resort of Davos.


For this year’s 93rd Spengler Cup, current Czech champions HC Ocelári Trinec and TPS Turku, who are presently fourth in the Finnish “Liiga”, will be flown to Zurich by Helvetic Airways. “As Official Airline of the Spengler Cup, we are delighted to be bringing these two top European hockey teams to Switzerland to take part in this hugely popular competition,” says Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways.


The special Helvetic Airways flights, which will be operated by Embraer E190 aircraft, have been scheduled as follows:

Ocelári Trinec  2L 8141     25 December dep. Ostrava   11:00      arr. Zurich      12:25

TPS Turku       2L 8603     26 December dep. Turku       12:30     arr. Zurich      15:15

The return flights will depend on the progress in the tournament that each club makes. Should they reach the final or qualify for the bronze final, the clubs will return to Finland and/or the Czech Republic on 31 December.


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New Embraer E190-E2 set to wow Davos

Helvetic Airways will also be in the “sin bin” at this year’s Spengler Cup. The airline will be using the arena’s penalty box, which is well visible to spectators and TV viewers alike, to present its new fleet flagship, the Embraer E190-E2. Any players who are “sin-binned” in this year’s tournament will spend their time there sitting on a real aircraft seat, with the Embraer E190-E2 prominent in the background.


The state-of-the-art Embraer E190-E2 is particularly quiet and eco-friendly and consumes almost 20% less fuel than comparable aircraft types. This also reduces its annual carbon dioxide emissions by almost 3 600 tonnes. The first of twelve new Embraer E190-E2s which Helvetic Airways has ordered, HB-AZA, has been in service since 1 November operating various flights on Swiss International Air Lines’ behalf. The E190-E2 will also be deployed to and from Helvetic Airways’ own destinations from 2020 onwards.



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