Swiss private members airline Club Airways is expanding its route network following customer feedback.

The move comes as operating partner Bookajet receives its UK air operator's certificate (AOC) and prepares to widen its portfolio of services.

Geneva-based Club Airways will begin operating trials on 5 July from London Biggin Hill to Nice in the south of France, with an official launch planned the following week.

The service will be run by Bookajet four times a week using eight-seat Hawker business jets.

The privately owned company also plans from 6 July to offer flights between Nice and Pisa, Italy, a route that it says is not serviced by scheduled airlines.

Since its launch last year, Bookajet has been operating under the AOC of Farnborough-based management company Aravco.

The Southampton-based operator, which has orders for eight Dornier Envoy business jets and an option for six more, plans to offer third-party maintenance on Hawkers and may expand its engineering capabilities beyond its existing base.

Source: Flight International