SkyEurope Airlines was a low-cost airline headquartered in Bratislava. It was established in November 2001 and started operations on 13 February 2002. It was founded by Alain Skowronek (Chairman) and Christian Mandl (Chief Executive) and financed by EBRD, ABN AMRO and EU funds. 

On 27 September 2005, the airline went public on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges. The IPO on the Vienna and Warsaw stock exchanges was the first by a central European low-cost carrier and the first by any Slovak company.