Sky Alps (Bolzano) will operate as a virtual carrier chartering Dash 8-400 capacity from Luxwing (LWG, Malta Int'l), a Malta-based business charter specialist, Maltese aviation news website MAViO has reported.

The Italian start-up is due to commence services from Bolzano to Rome on May 1, 2020. While the airline has previously announced that it will use a Dash 8-400 turboprop, it did not provide any details regarding the operator.

According to the ch-aviation fleets advanced module, the first Dash 8-400 Luxwings will operate for Sky Alps will be msn 4175, a 12.6-year-old ex-South African Express (XZ, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) aircraft. It is owned by Nordic Aviation Capital and has been in storage in Bydgoszcz since June 2019, Flightradar24 ADS-B data shows.

Luxwings does not currently operate any large passenger aircraft. The business charter specialist's fleet includes five E500s, two E505s, one Cessna Citation CJ1, two Citation XLS, one CJ2, four Cessna 650s, one Cessna 750, and one Embraer Praetor.