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Topic: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-09-30 18:58:22 and read 5759 times.

After Helvetic.com announced plans to start several destinations (Vienna, Brussels etc.) out of Zurich, Germania Express is to base some of its F-100's in Zurich to start services to, Athens, Saloniki, Brussels, Vienna, Düsseldorf, Hamburg together with the Berlin, Palma and Alicante service which are already operated. Most of the new routes will be served once a day.

Iberia/Air Nostrum is starting a once daily Valencia/Sevilla-Zurich service with CRJ.

It is reported that Unique is in talks with AerLingus and Cathay Pacific to restart service to ZRH....(Oneworld is coming!!)

Any more news?

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-09-30 19:48:23 and read 5657 times.

It would more than surprise me if CX returns to ZRH that quick!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Behramjee
Posted 2003-09-30 22:39:23 and read 5565 times.

Now that SWISS is in OW and flying their new A 343s to HKG, CX would be better off codesharing with LX on their A 343 flights rather than CX too fly the route with their own aircraft and take away a chunk of LXs business!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: RJ100
Posted 2003-09-30 23:05:57 and read 5518 times.

So we have Swiss, Helvetic, Austrian and Germania Express competing on ZRH-VIE-ZRH! That is what I call competition.  Smile

RJ100

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SAA-SAL
Posted 2003-09-30 23:17:25 and read 5503 times.

RJ100

Same thing to BRU : Swiss , SNBA , Helvetic , Germania Express , although I believe SNBA is code sharing with Swiss

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: RJ100
Posted 2003-10-01 10:48:39 and read 5440 times.

Yes, all flights from Switzerland to Belgium vv. are operated with LX/SN codeshares. The flights from Zurich and Basle are operated by Swiss/Crossair Europe and the flights from Geneva operated by SN Brussels.

I have nothing against competition but I think sooner or later some of the above mentioned flights will be cancelled again. I hope not though...

Cheers,
RJ100

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-01 18:35:08 and read 5306 times.

..and let's not forget the ZRH-FOR-NAT charter starting 20.Nov with VARIG / TAM equipment, that may lead to a regular south american schedule once LX drops South America next summer...

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: AviationMaster
Posted 2003-10-01 18:51:57 and read 5253 times.

Is SWISS really dropping South America??

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: ZRH
Posted 2003-10-01 20:46:56 and read 5193 times.

I always believed that they keep Sao Paolo??? But it would make sense because their Oneworld partner Iberia has such good connections to South America. It would perhaps make sense for Swiss passengers to fly via MAD into South America and for Iberia passengers to fly through ZRH to Asia.

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-03 16:37:13 and read 5089 times.

Vardar Air just has requested daily slots for flights to Skopje!

VDR101 VDR102 26OCT27MAR 1234567 102100 SKP0950 1030SKP

The slot request is for a Fokker 100 with 102 seats (times in localtime).

It looks like the Fokker 100 gets some sort of reincarnation!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-10-03 16:53:31 and read 5053 times.

BTW, when is the new timetable on Unique's homepage online?
Thanks

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-03 16:56:06 and read 5044 times.

I guess you mean the downloadable one. I really don't know but there are still slot requests for November etc. coming in... Guess you'll have to wait till next year! Bwaaaahaaa...!!!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: IwantaBBJ
Posted 2003-10-03 17:47:54 and read 5016 times.

Well, the Fokker 100's are getting really common at ZRH lately, with Germania, Montenegro, then Helvetic and now Vardar (if they show up!)

Michael

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-04 08:51:37 and read 4943 times.

AviationMaster: yes, as they are only receiving 7 A343 to replace 7 MD11's, and keeping (the last) 2 MD11's until next summer for the south america rotation... which are not going to be replaced :-(

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Sobelair
Posted 2003-10-04 12:57:27 and read 4895 times.


Hi
does someone know the exact internet address of AIR VARDAR!? or any other online info about this airline?
Thanks
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-10-06 19:48:58 and read 4800 times.

2 daily Luxair flights are bookable on amadeus.net.
LG 8442 ZRH-LUX 0840 - 0935 with Embraer 145 daily except Sa/Su
LG 8444 ZRH-LUX 2030 - 2125 with Embraer 145 daily except Sa

The recently announced 3x weekly AerLingus 320 ZRH-DUB flights and the 1x weeky Icelandair 752 flight for next summertimetable are also already bookable.

ZRH gets more and more new airlines!!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-10-07 19:28:36 and read 4705 times.

Gexx (Germania Express) will also operate from ZRH to LIS with F-100, and on Air Berlin's homepage a daily ZRH-STN flight is bookable....
It must be difficult for ZRH to print a winter timetable as there are some many new flights announced in the last time, I am sure more will follow....

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-10-15 13:07:37 and read 4615 times.

LH is to operate its MUC-ZRH flight with a mix of 737/A319/320 instead of CRJ..

Sadly, HellasJet is to stop its daily ZRH-ATH flights at the end of October....

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-15 13:11:12 and read 4596 times.

anyone already heard something about who's going to fly the (Thursdays) Brazil charter rotation from 6th November until 29th April '04?

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: LHSTR
Posted 2003-10-15 13:20:33 and read 4589 times.

It seems like it is getting tough for Swiss.

I actually expected LH to upgrade its flights to MUC to B737/A32S.

Wonder how long they will be able to handle this!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: 717fan
Posted 2003-10-15 15:59:08 and read 4461 times.

SwissBrazil

According to the touroperators its still Rotatur/Varig with a 767-300....

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Kaitak
Posted 2003-10-15 19:03:06 and read 4365 times.

Aer Lingus will be returning to ZRH next Summer, three times weekly (TuThSa) with A320s. Flights as follows:

(1250-1605) DUB-ZRH EI 346
(1650-1810) vv 347

LX will continue flights to DUB ... with RJ100s! (Sometimes, civilisation does creep in and we get the odd A320/319).

Both airlines carry each other's codeshares.

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-16 12:14:31 and read 4273 times.

717fan: thanks! I was just wondering as Unique did say that there are no slots yet requested by them... looking fwd to see RG's 67's here, maybe even PP-VOL comes with the old GREAT livery  Wink/being sarcastic

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Teahan
Posted 2003-10-16 13:47:20 and read 4186 times.

@Kaitak: Have you actually flown a Swiss (or Crossair in the past) RJ100? They are surprisingly pleasant to fly in.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The 3-2 configuration makes a huge difference.

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: S.p.a.s.
Posted 2003-10-16 15:54:59 and read 4130 times.

SwissBrazil,

Note that this Rotatur flights are operated with two all white (small titles) 767s and we don´t know if they will or not get full colours... Seems that the Rotatur/BRA deal is going through some adjustments and no one knows exactly what will happens...

For a few weeks ago we got some rumours that Varig might start GRU-ZRH-NRT flights, dropping GRU-LAX-NRT due increasing problems with the immigration auth. in the US (transit pax visa and so on...) but since then, nothing more was heard.

Gruesse

Renato

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-16 17:26:44 and read 4075 times.

...we got some rumours that Varig might start GRU-ZRH-NRT flights...

That would really be something! Nothing heard from our Marketing Dept. nor Planning Dept. though...

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: NewSwissair
Posted 2003-10-16 20:19:52 and read 4015 times.

AviationMaster: yes, as they are only receiving 7 A343 to replace 7 MD11's, and keeping (the last) 2 MD11's until next summer for the south america rotation... which are not going to be replaced :-(

Will they suspend the flights to South America completely? That would be very sad. Does anybody also have an up to date phase out plan of the Swiss MD-11? HB-IWN and IWQ are the next, when a look at my list from September.

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Lj
Posted 2003-10-16 20:36:47 and read 3990 times.

Does anyone know more about the Helvetic.com flight from ZRH to AMS? According to the site of the Dutch slot coordinator they've requested slots for twice daily on weekdays and one flight on Saturday and Sunday.

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-16 21:09:59 and read 3963 times.

AMS is actually not in the plans of Helvetic Airways! But let's hope they reconsider...

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: RJ100
Posted 2003-10-16 21:40:17 and read 3924 times.

I have read in a newspaper today that Germanwings is planning to open a ZRH hub very soon, basing 4-6 aircraft there.

ZRH was already considered earlier but Stuttgart was chosen instead.

Regards,
RJ100

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-16 21:45:17 and read 3909 times.

oi S.p.a.s.,

thanks for the info! hey, I'm sending a private msg to you, I't seems we have a lot in common (SR, VCP, Brasil)...

GRU-ZRH-NRT: holy smokes!!! That would be more than awesome  Wink/being sarcastic

aquele abraço,
Fred

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: AviationMaster
Posted 2003-10-16 21:51:44 and read 3894 times.

It's nice to see that airlines are starting to return to ZRH. GRU-ZRH-NRT, now that would be a nice treat!

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: S.p.a.s.
Posted 2003-10-16 22:10:48 and read 3873 times.

Ola Fred...

Yes, this Tokyo flight would be very nice but then, with VARIG and route-planning we never know...sadly.

As per private messages, please use salzinger@bol.com.br

Obrigado e aquele abraço

Renato

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-16 22:37:16 and read 3842 times.

Renato: ups.. will have to type all again  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: S.p.a.s.
Posted 2003-10-16 22:44:21 and read 3839 times.

No need Fred... message received and already answered mate...

Abraço

RS

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-17 18:41:43 and read 3768 times.

If the Varig charter comes to ZRH at all, then I hope with one of these...

http://www.jetstream.ch/images/POams/ppvtc.jpg

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-17 18:56:19 and read 3730 times.

hmmmm.. I wonder what seat config they have... I flew BRA back last august, and it was actually ok for a B733, here's the pic:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Fred Albrecht







[Edited 2003-10-17 18:57:18]

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Unique
Posted 2003-10-21 09:12:26 and read 3623 times.

Good news for those desperately wanting to see RG back in ZRH:

RG9168/RG9549 05NOV B763 (247 seats) ex NAT, arr ZRH 09.10 dep ZRH 11.10, to NAT and FOR
RG9548/RG9549 13NOV-26FEB (each Thu) B763 ex NAT, arr ZRH 11.10 dep ZRH 13.10, to NAT/FOR
RG9548/RG9169 04MAR B763 ex NAT, arr ZRH 11.10 dep ZRH 13.10, to NAT

These are the details as per the slot request. This of course subject to changes...

Cheers

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: SwissBrazil
Posted 2003-10-21 12:02:56 and read 3551 times.

G-R-E-A-T  Wink/being sarcastic

thanks a lot, you just made my day...

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: KAL744
Posted 2003-10-21 13:35:06 and read 3498 times.

How about Korean Air? Will they change again to A330 this winter or will they still come with B744 ?

Topic: RE: More ZRH Winter News!
Username: Sr176
Posted 2003-10-21 13:40:48 and read 3496 times.

they have already changed to 330 - unfortunately


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