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Helvetic Airways Appoints Simon Benz as New Media Relations Officer

In partnership with the PrimCom communications agency, Helvetic Airways has appointed Simon Benz as the company’s new Media Relations Officer. Mr. Benz succeeds Medhi Guenin who left the airline at the end of September.


Helvetic Airways' New Media Relations Officer, Simon Benz - Courtesy Helvetic Airways/PrimCom

On Monday (October 4, 2021), Helvetic Airways announced the appointment of Simon Benz as the carrier’s new Media Relations Officer. Mr. Benz (46) succeeds Mehdi Guenin who left the company in September, and will now be responsible for all internal and external communications at the Swiss regional airline. He assumes his new position under a collaboration between the airline and the PrimCom communications agency, which specializes in tourism and travel. Simon Benz has been a consultant with PrimCom since 2014 and previously spent seven years with the tourism industry magazine, Travel Inside. During the last two years at Travel Inside, he also served as deputy editor-in-chief of the MICE-tip magazine (previously MICE Inside – Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events).


Simon Benz is a native of the Basel region of Switzerland and holds a master’s (lic. Phil. I) degree in media, film and Japanese studies from the University of Zurich.


Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Helvetic Airways offers a variety of short and medium-haul flights to popular domestic and European destinations. The airline uses their fleet for scheduled, wet-lease and charter flights and currently operates eight Embraer E190s and E2s on behalf of partner SWISS International Air Lines under a long-term wet-lease agreement. The company has 450 employees and operates its own maintenance hangar at Zurich Airport. Helvetic Airways has worked closely with Horizon Swiss Flight Academy since 2008 which is based in Kloten, Switzerland, to develop aviation talent. Both Helvetic Airways and Horizon Swiss Flight Academy are subsidiaries of the Helvetic Airways Group, which is domiciled in Freienbach, Switzerland.



Source: Helvetic Airways