« Avion Express to fly Football Club Sion to Madrid »


Sion, September 8th 2011

Football Club FC Sion and Avion Express have signed a contract to fly the team to Madrid on Wednesday the 14th of September for their first Europa League group stage match with Athletico Madrid. This flight will be operated by our Milan based A320. The game is scheduled on the 15th of September at the famous Vicente Calderon stadium. The aircraft will then return the team to Sion on the following day, Friday the 16th. The airline will use the symbolic flight numbers X9 1909 and X9 2011 to mark the year of the foundation of the club as well as this year‘s Swiss Cup win. Co-incidentally, Friday the 16th is the biggest day of the year for Sion Airport since it will be hosting the Breitling Sion Airshow International, the biggest airshow in Switzerland this year. Preparations are being made by the Airport to accomodate the Airbus 320 arrival. The airport director, Mr. Bernard Karrer, said that the A320 arrival with the FC Sion team would be a welcome addition to the Airshow program as aircraft of this size seldomly land at Sion Airport. Mr. Gardar Forberg, director and partner at Avion Capital Partners, stated that „As a Valais based company we are proud to be able to help FC Sion by providing capacity through our Lithuanian airline Avion Express“.


 - Lithuanian based Avion Express  is owned by Avion Capital Partners. Avion Capital Partners are based in Sion Switzerland.  

- FC Sion is a top tier Swiss Football Club.

- Breitling Sion Air Show 2011 is the biggest airshow in Switzerland in 2011.


For further info:

Gardar Forberg at phone number +41 79 917 69 61