belpers – Pilotenvereinigung der Belair

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belpers is the pilots association of Belair Airlines AG. It represents the interests of Belair pilots to all stakeholders and to Belair Airlines in particular.

belpers aims to maintain existing jobs and achieving healthy growth. Additional goals are working conditions that are in conformity with the market, reasonable duty times and rest periods as well as high quality training and retraining. Only a cockpit crew that is happy, well rested and well trained is able to take the right decisions in any situation and thus provide the highest possible safety.

belpers is a member of the SwissALPA, the umbrella organisation of all professional pilots associations in Switzerland. Via SwissALPA, we are also members of the ECA (European Cockpit Association) and the IFALPA (International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations). In addition, we are in frequent contact with the other pilots associations within the airberlin group.

Belair Airlines as an employer

Belair Airlines AG is the successor company of the Basler Aviation AG, called Balair, which was founded in Basel in 1925. Across the history of this Swiss aviation company, the charter airline was relaunched many times. In the whirl of events following the Swissair grounding, Balair too was one of the casualties. In autumn 2001, the travel company Hotelplan founded Belair Airlines, which allowed the airline operation to continue seamlessly.

From November 2007 onwards, airberlin group took over Belair step by step. On 1st January 2010, the two pilot corps of Belair and airberlin Switzerland were merged into one. Today, the airline does not exist anymore as a brand, it only continues to serve as a company name and certain routes to non-EU countries are still operated with the Belair IATA-Code. Apart from the airberlin hubs Palma de Mallorca, Berlin and Düsseldorf, its main destinations are the classics on the Canary Islands, in Greece, Egypt and Italy. 

belpers – Pilotenvereinigung der Belair
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