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Founded 2003
Hubs Geneva International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 15
Parent company M1 Travel Ltd
Headquarters Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Key people Jacques Bankir (CEO)

Baboo, marketed as Flybaboo, is a regional airline based in Grand-Saconnex Switzerland.and subsidiary of Lebanese Investment Group M1, [1] It operates scheduled services within Europe, as well as charter flights. Its main base is Geneva International Airport.[2]



Baboo was founded in 2003 (originating from a Business Plan Competition and from a 100'000 $ loan Julian Cook received from his father a Swiss Banker [3])..Julian Cook and his father John Cook started operations in October 2003 with a flight from Geneva to Lugano. In March 2008, the route Geneva to Zurich was cancelled and the Fly Babboo airline was almost bankrupt. In extremis a lebanese group ( M1 GROUP from Beyrout) purchased the debt and accepted to restructure the company and ousted Julian Cook, and Jacques Bankir took over as CEO from Cook and planned new targets for Baboo's future with an increasing fleet of Dash 8 Q400 and E-190 aircraft.

Today the airline is 100% owned by M1 Group as to avoid banckrupcy the company had to dilute earlier investors and Cook, who lost everything in the process and are presently no longer part of the Baboo adventure.



Codeshare agreements

Baboo has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


A Baboo Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 taxiing at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. (2006)

The Baboo fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 13 October 2009):[4]

Baboo Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Passengers
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 2 74
Embraer 190LR 3 100
Total 5

As of 23 January 2010, the average age of the Flybaboo fleet is 2.7 years.[5]

External links


  1. ^ "bsp_tr_havayolu_listesi.pdf." International Air Transport Association. Retrieved on 6 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International: p. 83. 2007-04-03. 
  3. ^ (As Crocs Departs, Quebec Turns Bitter, Stacey Stowe – New York Times, 04.20.08)
  4. ^ Baboo Fleet
  5. ^ Airline fleet age


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